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Technology – Graduate Degree

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

Program Description: The program prepares qualified candidates for professional careers that require technical applications related to quality assurance, manufacturing operations, and industrial supervision.

Specifically, the program is designed to serve working professionals through evening course offerings in Asheville and full-time graduate students in Cullowhee.

Four major study areas include professional writing, a technology core, a supporting area, and an applied area. In the applied and supporting areas, the student may select specific groups of courses that provide a greater depth of study.

The program is designed with sufficient flexibility to permit students to select a combination of courses in applied and supporting areas to meet individual career needs. Additional courses provide the opportunity to develop special research and applications skills. The program requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate study.                     

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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.

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Application Deadline: None

Prerequisites: An undergraduate degree in engineering, engineering technology, industrial technology, or an approved technical field.

Number of Graduate Faculty: 15

Number of Students: 28

Location of Course Offerings: Biltmore Park

Graduate Program Director:

Dr. Martin Tanaka
Engineering and Technology
828-227-2561 or
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Departmental Website: Technology


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