Master of Science in Technology Project Management - University of Houston
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Master of Science in Technology Project Management

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Overview

The degree plan for a Master of Science (MS) in Technology Project Management is designed specifically to prepare individuals with undergraduate degrees in a wide-range of disciplines for responsible leadership roles in technology-based and professional workplaces.

The courses provide in-depth preparation in project management skills. Being able to plan and manage projects of all kind is an increasingly important skill for those working in a variety of industries.

Often referred to as the jobs of the future, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) jobs are among some of the highest paying and in-demand jobs today. The MS in Technology Project Management program is STEM designated. While this not only recognizes the rigor of this program, it also provides an added benefit for international students through an OPT extension.

Graduate Program Statistics

Program Enrollment

Program Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015
Technology Project Management, MS 81 79 57 47
Information System Security, MS 46 38 49 60
Supply Chain and Logistics Technology, MS 44 51 60 45
 

Degrees Conferred

Program Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015
Technology Project Management, MS 20 25 42 20
Information System Security, MS 21 17 14 21
Supply Chain and Logistics Technology, MS 16 14 19 27
 

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate or graduate degree in a technology discipline from an accredited university or college is required for unconditional admission to the technology project management graduate program. The applicant's undergraduate education must reflect a firm foundation in a technology discipline, the equivalent of 24 hours within one technology major or 18 advanced hours within one technology minor. Students who do not meet the necessary requirements will be requested to complete prerequisites before entering the program.

  • Admissions Test - Students must submit official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • A grade point average of 3.0 or better (4.0 scale) for the last 60 hours of academic course work is required for unconditional admission.
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons who can address the applicant's ability and potential for graduate education and a leadership position in a technological-intensive organization (i.e., former professors, employment supervisors, professional colleagues).
  • A personal narrative statement reflecting the applicant's academic and employment histories and prior experience on technology projects, as well as interest in achieving a leadership position in an organization.
  • A demonstrated understanding of statistics is required. Prospective students should have taken and passed a course in statistics (e.g., TMTH 3360) with a grade of C or higher.

Tuition and Fees

The following link provides comprehensive information regarding graduate tuition and fees for University of Houston programs: www.uh.edu/financial/graduate/tuition-fees

Proficiency in English

International applicants are required to provide official TOEFL scores. Students whose written or spoken English proficiency is marginal in relation to the communication skills of the information technology industry may be required to seek instruction outside the college.

A personal interview may be requested by Graduate Admissions Committee or by the applicant. The Graduate Admissions Committee may identify pre-admission foundation courses, as part of or in addition to the list given above, that need to be taken before entering the program.

Application Process

  1. Complete application for Graduate Studies and return as instructed with official transcripts and $75.00 application fee.
  2. Arrange to complete the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and submit official scores to the University of Houston. You can arrange to take the GRE on campus by calling 713-743-5444.
  3. Submit a personal statement of intent (see reverse for suggested guidelines) and three letters of recommendation.
  4. International applicants must also pay an additional $75.00 international application processing fee and submit official TOEFL scores.

Contact Information

For more information about this program, contact the College of Technology graduate advisors: cotgrad@uh.edu.