College of Engineering and Technology

Master of Science in Technology

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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 Requirement
In addition to the university's Graduate School Admission Requirements, the MST program has the following requirements:

  1. A completed application form submitted to the gradate school (Name, address, etc.)
  2. Three letters of recommendation, typically from professors or supervisors who can evaluate aptitude for graduate study.
  3. GRE General Exam - a combined score of 300 on verbal and quantitative, and a 3.5 on analytical writing is strongly recommended for assistantship consideration. (The GRE requirement may be waived for applicants to the part-time, program at Biltmore Park if the applicant possesses a minimum of three years U.S. work experience and has an undergraduate overall GPA of 3.25/4.0.)
  4. An undergraduate degree in engineering, engineering technology, industrial technology, or approval by Program Director. Student who have earned undergraduate degrees in non-technical fields may require additional courses prior to beginning the MST program – Please contact Dr. Tanaka for details.

For international students demonstrated proficiency with the English language is also required.

For more information please contact:

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

In addition to the university’s Graduate School Admission Requirements, the MST program has the following requirements:

1) Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (for assistantship consideration, a GPA of 3.5/4.0 is strongly recommended on all major courses taken at the undergraduate level)

2) A duly completed application package including application forms, statement of purpose, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation from former professors or supervisors who can testify to the candidate's aptitude for graduate study.

3) GRE General Exam - a combined score of 1000 on verbal and quantitative, and a 3.5 on analytical writing is strongly recommended for assistantship consideration. (The GRE requirement may be waived for applicants to the part-time, professional program if the applicant possesses a minimum of three years U.S. work experience and has an undergraduate overall GPA of 3.25/4.0.)

For international students, a minimum score of 80 (Internet-based Test), 213 (Computer-based Test), or 550 (Paper-based Test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required. In addition, international students must submit a document-by-document evaluation of undergraduate degree(s) by the World Evaluation Services (WES) or equivalent evaluation services.

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