Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue 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 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 a related field, 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.