The program is designed to prepare and further develop skilled technologists and educators. The curriculum offers online classes, which are taught and supported by UNI faculty. Students will engage in two courses per semester and will graduate in two years. The program is customizable to students needs through supporting elective courses. Thesis and non-thesis options are available. The thesis option provides for research, writing and professional competency development, whereas the non-thesis option provides opportunities for technical development and more in-depth understandings in the desired area of concentration through coursework. The Master of Science in Technology degree program is intended to prepare and develop professionals to perform and function as leaders and skilled technologists in the industrial or educational environments.
M.S. in Technology-Thesis/Non-Thesis
For over 120 years, the University of Northern Iowa has fostered a premier teaching and learning environment. Recognition of the need to provide a broad curriculum of advanced programs leading to graduate degrees has been an integral part of its history. The University initiated graduate degree programs in 1951, when the Board of Regents authorized the offering of a program of graduate study leading to the Master of Arts in Education.
International students are warmly welcomed by the University of Northern Iowa, a student-centered liberal arts institution that emphasizes excellent instruction. More than 13,000 bright and diverse students from 46 states and 78 countries come to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 120 undergraduate and 70 graduate majors.
The master’s program in technology provides candidates with a core of courses in technology, appropriate supervisory or organizational aspects, technical, research basics, and educational leadership. UNI also offers the Doctor of Industrial Technology (D.I.T.) program.