2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [Archived]

Technology Management Ph.D.

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The Ph.D. in Technology Management Program is approved for offering through a consortium of universities making extensive use of the Internet delivery system. It is a virtual organizational concept recognizing the role of each member university. Procedures for graduation are defined on the Web site.

Indiana State University is the degree awarding university. The doctoral degree candidate must complete all requirements within nine years of admission, and six years after admission to candidacy. Application for graduation must be made after completion of: 

   1. All course requirements as defined in the student program of studies.

   2. Completion of a dissertation and defense of the dissertation before the dissertation committee.

   3. Electronic copy of the dissertation with the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at Indiana State.

   4. Recommended for the degree by the consortium university coordinator, the director of the Ph.D. in Technology Management Program, and the dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at Indiana State University.

   5. Pay the graduation fee including the cost of the doctoral hood, all costs for publication of the dissertation.

Participation in the graduation ceremony is the choice of the graduating student and may occur at Indiana State University and/or at the consortium university of choice.

A minimum of 83 credits of approved graduate credit, including dissertation, is required. Successful completion of proficiency examinations in research tools, preliminary examinations, residency, dissertation, and defense of the dissertation are also required to earn the Ph.D. The program planning committee for each student recommends the program of studies and the use of previously taken course work acceptable to the program. A maximum of 21 hours of an earned master’s degree may be transferred pursuant to the policies outlined in the Graduate Catalog. Approved consortium university courses are not considered transfer, but as consortium credits.

Courses for general Technology Core, Research and Dissertation, and Technical Specialization areas are intended to be taken from ISU and Consortium partners. Program study areas are:

General Technology Core (12 credits):

The General Technology Core is designed to provide conceptual framework for studies in technology. This core emphasizes the relationship of technology to the societal context from which it operates.

Research Core and Dissertation (a minimum of 27 credits):

The research core is composed of course work in research design, methodology, and statistical analysis. A dissertation (18 credits) requiring original research on technology is required.

Technical Specialization (a minimum of 18 credits):

Technical specializations are currently available in five areas including manufacturing systems, construction management, quality systems, digital communications, and human resource development and industrial training.

Electives (a minimum of 9 credits):

Studies can be outside of the normal area of studies in technology.

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