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2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technology, M.S. (Geoscience Concentration)

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General Program Information

Graduate School Contact:

Kimberly Brockman;; 423-439-6165

Michael Seek, Graduate Coordinator for Digital Media, Engineering Technology, and Entrepreneurial Leadership

208 Wilson-Wallis Hall
Box 70552
(423) 439-7811 Fax: (423) 439-7750


William Blanton; Hugh Broome; Dennis Coffey; Cheryl Cornett; Andrew Czuchry; Todd Emma; Martin Fitzgerald; Garth Ghearing; William Hemphill; Jin Hong; Jonathan Hounshell; Keith Johnson; Kenneth Kellogg; James Livingston; Charles Parker; Hugh Rogers; Michael Seek; Joseph Sims; Jerry Taylor; Primus Tillman; Mohammad Uddin; John Vaglia; James Wronecki; Marian Young.

The Master of Science in technology explores the technologies found in our industrial society, such as implementation and utilization of machines, materials, software, and other technical means, as well as the relation of those elements and systems to human beings, society, and the culture. This program offers three concentrations: engineering technology, digital media, and entrepreneurial leadership.

The concentration in engineering technology includes coursework in quality management, project management, and continuous quality improvement. Advanced work in the technical options (such as electronics and manufacturing) can be taken along with relevant courses in management, business administration, computer science, and mathematics.

The digital media concentration provides instruction in the latest techniques of animation, 3D visualization, digital video, interactive multimedia, and digital media project and process management. For more information and examples of student work, visit the web site

The Entrepreneurial Leadership concentration was formed to provide our graduate students with skills that will help them thrive in the global economy of the twenty first century. The purpose of the Entrepreneurial Leadership concentration is to respond to the ever-increasing need for entrepreneurial leadership skills in the commercialization of innovative technology, and to respond to the broader application of entrepreneurial thinking in existing technology based businesses, health care and higher education. This program is designed to provide the innovative, prudent risk-taker with a practical approach for commercializing innovative technology and for creating wealth by finding implementation methods for transforming creative ideas into value producing technology based business models. In this context wealth can be measured in financial terms or in terms of value added in a social or not-for-profit scenario.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. An undergraduate major or minor in a technically related area.
  2. An undergraduate course in probability and statistics.
  3. An overall GPA of 3.0.

Geoscience Concentration

W. Andrew Clark, Graduate Coordinator

203E Wilson-Wallis Hall
Box 70552
(423) 439-5995

Students in the Geoscience Concentration must complete 30 credit-hours including ENTC 5960  - Thesis.

All students in the Geoscience Concentration must complete the following core courses:

Total Technology Core Hours: 9 Credit Hours

Total Geoscience Core Hours: 9 Credit Hours


The geoscience graduate student will write a thesis (ENTC 5960 -Thesis) on a research subject selected by the student with approval by the graduate faculty advisor. The paper will be submitted to appropriate journals for national publication, and the student will present it to the graduate committee as part of the degree requirements.

Students should select a minimum of nine (9) credit-hours from the following:

Students should select a minimum of nine (9) credit-hours from the following:

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