UNI offering Master of Science in Technology entirely at a distance

The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for the Master of Science in Technology. The program begins this fall and is intended to prepare and develop professionals to perform and function as leaders and skilled technologists in industrial environments.

"UNI is committed to making select, affordable educational opportunities accessible to Iowans, regardless of
where they reside. We are pleased to provide a pathway for professionals who wish to advance their careers,
while addressing the needs of Iowa's manufacturers," said Kent Johnson, dean, UNI Continuing Education and Special Programs.

“The Technology MS program is designed to prepare graduates pursuing middle management positions for industry/business and government organizations. The online delivery helps full-time employees manage their learning pace without interrupting their work schedules as they advance their careers,” comments Dr. Julie Zhang, Program Coordinator.

Courses for this program are offered entirely online using eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. The program uses a cohort model in which students move together through the six-semester course sequence until they graduate. Learn more about the Master of Science in Technology program and how to apply.

A Bachelor of Arts in Technology Management is also available for those interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree.

For information about additional offerings available from Continuing and Distance Education through the University of Northern Iowa, visit distance.uni.edu or call 319-273-5970 or 800-648-3864.

About UNI

  • The UNI Department of Technology reports a career placement rate of 94% within three months of graduation.
  • UNI Continuing and Distance Education is ranked first as the most affordable and high-quality provider of distance education in Iowa by AffordableCollegesOnline.org.
  • The Iowa Distance Learning Association (IDLA) awarded UNI Continuing and Distance Education the 2013 Innovators Award for outstanding teaching, program design and development.
  • UNI is ranked second in the 2014 Best Regional Universities (Midwest) for public universities by U.S. News & World Report.

Manufacturing facts in Iowa:

  • Iowa is home to approximately 5,980 manufacturing firms.
  • Manufacturing contributed $27.6 billion to Iowa’s economy in 2011, representing 18.6 percent of the state’s total GDP.
  • Iowa ranks sixth among all states in its percentage of GDP from manufacturing.
  • The manufacturing sector’s 211,998 jobs accounted for 10.8 percent of Iowa’s total employment in 2011.
  • More than half (53.4 percent) of Iowa’s manufacturing jobs are located in its non-metropolitan counties.
  • The average manufacturing job in Iowa paid $2,983 in wages and salaries in 2012.
  • Manufacturing accounts for 12.7 percent of total earnings in Iowa’s metropolitan areas and 19.4 percent of total earnings in non-metropolitan regions.
  • Iowa exported $14.6 billion worth of manufactured goods to other countries in 2012.