Technology – Graduate Degree

Degree Offered: Master of Science (M.S.)

Program Description:  The Master of Science in Technology focuses on enhancing technical knowledge and management skills necessary in our competitive technology-intensive world. This program combines qualitative approaches and quantitative techniques in a balanced curriculum that strengthens problem solving skills and managerial competence. 

Some of our students work full time and are enrolled in the program to learning new skills to advance within their companies.  For these students we offer evening classes in Asheville at our Biltmore Park location.  Classes meet only once a week and the entire program can be completed in two years. Click here for brochure (PDF)

Other students choose our full time program in Cullowhee.  The program is designed to permit students to take courses across disciplines providing flexibility to meet individual career needs. These students also work together with a faculty mentor on an advanced project.  Through this personalized mentorship students are given the skills needed to solve challenging problems that they will face in their future careers. Click here for brochure (PDF)

Admission Requirements:

  • Graduate School Admission Requirements
  • Program Admission Requirements
    • GRE General Exam - The GRE requirement may be waived if the applicant: 1) possesses a minimum of three years U.S. work experience, 2) has an undergraduate overall GPA of 3.25/4.0, and 3) applies for a non-thesis option without graduate assistantship consideration
    • Three letters of recommendation from former professors or supervisors who can testify to the candidate's aptitude for graduate study.

Application Deadline: None

Prerequisites: An undergraduate degree in engineering, engineering technology, industrial technology, or approval of Program Director.

Number of Graduate Faculty: 15

Number of Students: 28

Location of Course Offerings: Biltmore Park in Asheville or Cullowhee

Admission Committee Chair:

Dr. Paul Yanik
Engineering and Technology
828-227-2166 or 828-227-2775
email - pyanik@wcu.edu

Graduate Program Director:

Dr. Martin Tanaka
Engineering and Technology
828-227-2561 or 828-227-2775
email - mtanaka@wcu.edu

School Website: Engineering + Technology

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