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IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

Overview of Graduate Programs in Technology Leadership and Communication (TLC)

The MS Technology program is designed so that people holding a BS degree in a technology discipline or a related area can earn the degree either as a full-time student or as a part-time student working full-time. The program can be completed in three to five semesters, and must be completed within five years. Courses are available in online, hybrid, and face-to-face formats.

While earning the MS in Technology within the TLC Department, you can focus on your coursework on Leadership, Human Resource Development, and/or Technical Communication. In addition, you can earn a graduate certificate in Human Resource Development (HRD).

Highlights of the M.S. in Technology

  • You can complete your degree either as a full-time student or as a part-time student.
  • TLC faculty focus on blending up-to-date theory with realistic, applied practice in leadership, human resource development, and/or technical communication for today's workplace.
  • You may take elective graduate-level courses from other departments and schools at IUPUI that meet your professional, academic or personal needs.

Employment Opportunities

Students completing the MS Technology graduate program with concentrations in one of the TLC focus areas work as:

  • Project Managers
  • Technology Instructors
  • Manufacturing Supervisors
  • Organizational Leaders and Managers
  • Production Control Managers
  • Technical Writers/Communicators/Editors
  • Usability Specialist
  • Web Designers
  • Multimedia Content Developers
  • Technical Communication Managers
  • Technical Trainers
  • Human Resource Development Specialists

If you hold a B.S. in any discipline or a related area, the TLC graduate programs are designed for you.

For more information on the TLC focus areas or the HRD Certficate, see the links to the left.

How much will it cost?

Tuition and fees will depend on whether you are an Indiana resident and on how many courses you take at a time.

To calculate an approximate cost based on your unique circumstances, visit the IUPUI Bursar’s Tuition and Fee Estimator at https://bursar.iupui.edu/apps/bandedcostestimator.aspx

Indiana residents pay in-state rates. However, if you are a resident of Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, or Wisconsin, you may qualify for a special tuition rate not available to other out-of-state students. For more information on the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP), see http://graduate.iupui.edu/admissions/msep/index.shtml

University Fellowships (new applicants only), research assistantships, and financial aid may be available to help with tuition and fees.

For financial aid information, visit http://www.iupui.edu/~finaid/services/apply/grad/index.html.

To apply for a research assistantship or University Fellowship, e-mail the TLC Graduate Program Director, Dr. Marj Rush Hovde at mhovde@iupui.edu