2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    Jun 01, 2023  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [Archived]

Electronics and Computer Technology M.S.

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(33 credits)

The Electronics and Computer program consists of two concentrations in which applicants can focus their graduate study. The concentrations are Automation and Controls, and Information Technology.

Graduate study in electronics and computer technology is designed for persons preparing for career advancement or improvement in automation, information systems, or related support areas.

With a 33 credit hour minimum, the curriculum is intended to provide a rigorous and individualized program that accommodates the previous experiences, education, and interests of degree candidates. For earning a master’s degree, the curriculum sequence includes three program phases concerning the “content,” “application,” and “integration” of related knowledge, theory, and skill.

Content (21-24 credits):

During this preliminary program phase, students, through completion of 21-24 credit hours of study, are expected to acquire or improve competencies relating to advanced electronics, industrial control, and computer technology.

Required Major Courses (9 credits):

Major Electives (3-6 credits):

  • As approved by advisor.

Electives outside the department (6-9 credits):

  • As approved by advisor.

Culminating experience:

The following course must be completed during the last semester of course work or after completing 24 credit hours of the approved program of study:


At least one-half of the credit hours must be in courses numbered at the 600 level or above.


Courses in the 500 series are open to undergraduates as *400 series. Graduate students are required to do additional work of a research nature. A course taken at the 400 level may not be repeated at the 500 level.

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