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Technology Management Ph.D.
Indiana State University offers the doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) in technology management for students who would like to prepare for positions of leadership in the public and private sectors of society. The program is offered through ISU's College of Technology in cooperation with a consortium of four other universities making extensive use of the Internet delivery system. It is a virtual organizational concept recognizing the role of each member university. Additional information can be found at the consortium website for the Ph.D. in Technology Management.
- The Ph.D. in technology management is a 66-credit-hour program that requires study concentration in one of five areas with the completion of the majority of course work at the 600 level or above.
- Depending on the individual program of study, part-time students may complete this degree in 4½ years.
- The Ph.D. program is designed to provide opportunities for increasing both depth and breadth of knowledge in technology management and one of the following specialization areas: construction management, digital communication systems, human resource development and industrial training, manufacturing systems and quality systems.
- Research is critical to the advancement of knowledge in the profession. In addition to course-related research activities, all students will complete a dissertation. The dissertation is a major piece of original research.
Graduates of this program are qualified to be specialists who will have the expertise to:
- Provide expert knowledge to areas of technological, scientific and engineering innovation and application
- Provide expert knowledge to the management of technology across the global community
- Provide expertise in instructional processes and service to the industrial and educational community
- Conduct high quality research
- Demonstrate an acute understanding and sensitivity to the ethical and moral issues surrounding technology
A student-specific program of study is developed by the student with an advisor. The Ph.D. in Technology Management program includes four areas of required study.
It is essential that graduates of the program have completed the coursework required in one Major Area of Specialization. The Major Area of Specialization, broader topics of technology management, or specific career skills can be supported by the Professional Studies Area. This specialized knowledge is enhanced by developing a broader understanding of the interrelations of technology with other disciplines such as science, economics, sociology, and government policy designed into the General Technology Core. The Ph.D. in Technology Management Program is basically a research and scholarship program. Research is critical to the advancement of knowledge in the profession. Research courses are complemented by the dissertation.
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Applicants must satisfy the following minimum requirements:
- Hold a master's degree in a relevant field from an accredited university
- Have earned a minimum graduate grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Complete the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) within 5 years of submission of application
- Provide results of the GRE or GMAT (scores should be competitive with no minimum score specified)
- Provide five letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to applicant's capabilities of completing graduate-level coursework
- Provide a written career goal statement
- Provide a current curriculum vita
- Complete 6000 hours or three years of validated occupational experience relevant to the field of technology management and/or technical specialization
- Submit verification of occupational experience by providing letters of verification from employer on company letterhead that includes job title, description of duties performed, dates of employment, and evaluation of work performance
Note: It must not be assumed that meeting minimal standards guarantees admission to the program.
The Ph.D. in Technology Management Program has a requirement that all students fulfill a period of concentrated study (Doctoral Residency). This requirement is accomplished in our program in a way that is a little different, but permitted by the ISU Graduate Catalog.
The rationale for a period of concentrated study (residency) for the doctorate is based on the convention that a student would benefit from intense study under close supervision (primarily by the advisor). Intense study means nine hours per semester for two semesters. Nine hours in a semester is the equivalent of full-time registration for graduate students. This emersion period is to cause the student to concentrate their study and promote timely progress to the degree. Our Ph.D. program believes in this rationale and practice. A strategy often used to accomplish a period of concentrated study (residency) is to complete 18 credit hours over a 12-month period.
This practice of concentrated study (residency) is sometimes confused in our program with two courses that have the word "residency" in their title: COT 710 Research Residency Orientation Seminar (1 credit), and COT 711 Research Residency Seminar (2 credits). Both courses are long weekend executive style seminars. The COT 710 is to be taken within the first few semesters of a student's registration. The COT 711 is to be taken when the student is nearly completed with their coursework. These courses require attendance on the Indiana State University campus.
The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
- Submit the Indiana State University College of Graduate and Professional Studies Application form. The application form is the College of Graduate and Professional Studies - Application for Admission at Indiana State University. Click here for online applications for both U.S. and international students for the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. Select Ph.D. in Technology Management, a technical specialization, and the name of the Home University.
- Submit the following materials to Indiana State University, Graduate Admissions, Welcome Center, 318 North Sixth Street, Terre Haute, IN 47809-1904.
- Official transcripts for all institutions attended (undergraduate and graduate) must be sent directly from the school attended to Graduate Admissions (see address above). E-transcripts should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Official GRE or GMAT scores sent directly to Indiana State University, College of Graduate and Professional Studies. GRE or GMAT scores must be current (taken in the past 5 years of the term of application).
- $35.00 application fee (nonrefundable) payable by Visa, MasterCard, or check or money order payable to Indiana State University (include SSN or student ID). No cash accepted.
- Submit the following materials directly to Indiana State University, College of Technology, 101 N. 6th St., Technology Annex TA103 (Attn: Mebby),
Terre Haute, IN 47809.
- Three years of work experience verified by employer letter
- A completed Career Goal Statement
- Five letters of recommendation from persons who are familiar with the applicant's ability to do advanced graduate work
- A current resume/curriculum vita
Verification of Occupational Experience
Submission and evaluation guidelines for occupational experience are as follows:
- The total number of hours worked in the occupation must be a minimum of 6000. These clock hours can be a combination of part-time, summer employment or full-time employment (this cannot be teaching).
- Verification of occupational experience must include the following:
- Letters of verification must come from the employer on company letterhead.
- Letters must include: job title, description of the duties performed, starting and ending dates of employment, and a statement on the quality of the work.
Indiana State University's Ph.D. in Technology Management Program admits a limited number of students on a rolling admission basis. Only complete applications are considered up to 30 days prior to the beginning of any given semester. A candidate's application materials are not evaluated until all required application materials are complete and submitted to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at Indiana State University. Once complete, those materials are evaluated for admission in the next available admission term.
Financial Aid & Assistance:
Graduate students may be eligible for federal student loans if they are admitted into graduate degrees (or first-time teacher certification programs) and meet other eligibility requirements. Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Private alternative loans can help students pay college expenses that may not be covered by federal loan programs or other financial aid. For more information, visit financial aid.
Further Information:For further information, visit Ph.D. in Technology Management.
Indiana State University
College of Technology
101 North Sixth Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809
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Distance Education Students Residing Outside of Indiana: Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering distance education. While Indiana State University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all ISU distance education programs may not be available in all states. Currently, distance programs are not offered in the states of Arkansas and Massachusetts. To check the status of programs available in a particular state, visit program availability.
The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.