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Master of Engineering and Technology Management – METM

Program URL:
Faculty working with Students: 8
Students: 100
Students receiving assistantships or scholarships: 0%
Priority deadline:
  • Fall July 15
  • Spring November 15
  • Summer March 15
  • Global Campus: Yes
Tests required:
  • 550 TOEFL Minimum score

Degree Description:

A Masters of Engineering and Technology Management (METM) degree requires 27 semester hours (10 courses) of course work and three credits of a final capstone project (EM 701).
The program is interdisciplinary, with course offerings in engineering management and technology-related business courses.
EM courses are delivered via the Internet to students worldwide. Web conferencing software allows faculty and students to interact and collaborate in a virtual classroom environment in real-time (Blackboard Collaborate). Each class session is a self-contained webinar presented and facilitated by the instructor. All course webinars are presented and managed using Blackboard Learn+ , a web-enabled course hosting platform.

Students must be familiar with the software used in the METM Program before taking classes. Links are posted on the program web site,

The Engineering and Technology Management program also offers the following graduate certificates:

Admission Requirements:

Applicant will list three professional or educational references and contact email on the application.
Students provide a well-written three- to five-paragraph personal statement showing career goals and how this degree will help attain those goals.
A resume showing significant experience in engineering, industrial or technical organizations and current employment must be provided.
A strong math background and significant experience in an engineering or technological field and current employment in this area are requirements.
Strong candidates with less than a 3.0 GPA may be admitted conditionally; contact the academic coordinator.

Student Learning Outcomes:

All graduates will be able to:

  1.  Provide graduates with current management knowledge and tools for:
    •  Communicating with logical, clear, and organized thinking.
    •  Behaving ethically and professionally in fulfillment of their responsibilities.
    •  Recognizing the need for, and demonstrating a desire for continuous learning.
  2.  Provide graduates with the expertise and confidence to assume leadership positions in technical environments by successfully:
    •  Managing and working in teams.
    •  Demonstrating problem solving abilities and rational, effective decision making.
  3.  Increase the graduate’s value to an employer by:
    •  Applying the ETM principles learned to real world situations.
    •  Demonstrating the ability to understand, analyze, and improve company practices through the use of current technology, analysis, and design.

Student Opportunities:

Students may choose either one of the many graduate certificates or the full master of engineering and technonolgy mangement degree. Many students earn one or more certificates while working towards the masters degree. Others begin in the certificate program and migrate to a full degree program.  WSU’s online Master of Engineering and Technology Management program has been rated one of U.S. News and World Report Best online programs for 2018.  We are a military-friendly school and have special tuition rates.

Career Opportunities:

The Master of Engineering and Technology Management Program (METM) prepares engineering and business professionals to make strategic and operational decisions and become leaders in the management of technology. The program provides technology team managers with the knowledge, tools, and skills to become proficient managers of projects, operations, organizations, and people. The program is specifically tailored for professionals who want to advance their careers while still working fulltime.

Career Placements:

In this program, students will:

  • develop a systematic and analytic framework to support decision making and make effective changes.
  • gain skills to manage changing technology.
  • cultivate business and human resources management skills.
  • learn technical and leadership skills designed to meet today’s—and tomorrow’s—industry needs.
  • stay at the leading edge and become a leader in the management of technology.

Faculty Members:

Bachman, Kay, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair or member of graduate committee

Gray, William J., Ph.D.

Serves as: chair or member of graduate committee

Magpili, Luna

Serves as: chair or member of graduate committee

Paulus, David, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair or member of graduate committee

Squires, Alice, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair or member of graduate committee

Contact Information:

Patti Elshafei