Indiana State Online

Electronics and Computer Technology M.S.


Indiana State University offers the master of science (M.S.) in electronics and computer technology to students interested in technical, leadership, and management positions in a variety of areas including systems integrator, systems design and development, and project management. This program is a rigorous and individualized program that accommodates the previous experiences, education, and interest of each degree candidate.

  • The master of science in electronics and computer technology (MSECT) is a 32-credit-hour (minimum) program.
  • The program includes a focus or concentration in instrumentation, systems, and automation.
  • The program can be completed in two years (full time). Students also have the option of part-time study.
  • The curriculum sequence includes three program phases:
    • Content component
    • Application component
    • Integration component

Required Courses:

All courses are offered online. Some courses include DVD supplements. On-campus visits are not required. High-speed Internet access is required.

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Admission Requirements:

This program is open to in-state and many out-of-state students. This program is closed to all students residing abroad (including international students) except for U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree granted by a regionally accredited institution
  • Have completed an undergraduate major in computer technology (hardware) or electronics
  • Have earned one of the following:
    • a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 in all undergraduate coursework
    • a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework
    • a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in the applicant's major field of study
    • a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in all courses taken at the graduate level
  • The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is not required.

In addition, individuals must have no deficiencies in the area. Undergraduate deficiency courses may be taken to fulfill any requirements.


The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Application Instructions:

  1. Apply online.
  2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges previously attended. To be official, transcripts must be sent directly from one institution to another.
  3. Submit a nonrefundable application fee of $45.00 (U.S. citizens and permanent residents) or $65.00 (international students) payable by Visa, MasterCard, or check or money order payable to Indiana State University. Submit payment to: Indiana State University, Graduate Admissions, Welcome Center, 318 North Sixth Street, Terre Haute, IN, 47809.
  4. Please send all materials to the following address:
    Indiana State University
    Graduate Admissions
    Welcome Center
    318 North Sixth Street
    Terre Haute, IN, 47809
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Once admitted, students receive notification from the University as well as their University ID number needed to activate their Sycamore login on the MyISU Portal. The Portal offers access to online registration, University records, and other important University services, including e-mail, and University announcements.

Note: Returning ISU students must apply for re-admission if they have not attended ISU for more than two calendar years.

Fees & Expenses:

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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.

In addition, students may be eligible for payment plans and veterans benefits.

Further Information:

For further information and assistance, contact:

Indiana State Online
(812) 237-2345

Indiana State Online Students Residing Outside of Indiana: Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering online degrees. While Indiana State University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all ISU online programs may not be available in all states. Currently, online programs are not offered in the state of Massachusetts. To check the status of programs available in a particular state, visit program availability.

The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.