Frequently Asked Questions

Why might I be interested in earning a Professional Master of Technology Degree?

  • Professional advancement opportunities in business and industry
  • Leadership and managerial positions
  • Contributions to profession and community
  • Need to customize a graduate program toward a specific field of technology
  • Increased lifetime earnings potential

What undergraduate degrees are required in order to apply for a Professional Master of Technology?

Earned a Bachelor of Science degree in one of the following fields:

  • Engineering Technology
  • Aeronautical Technology
  • Technology Management
  • or a closely related field

What are the other requirements for admission into the Professional Master of Technology program?

  • 3.0 GPA or higher in the last 60 credit hours of formal undergraduate coursework
  • Minimum of 3 months industry experience (or internship)
  • Complete the GRE Exam (http://etsis4.ets.org/tcenter)
  • International students must meet Kansas State University's English Language Proficiency Requirements

How long will it take to complete the Professional Master of Technology Degree?

  • This depends on whether a student enrolls full time or part time (Full Time = 9 Hours)
  • Minimum of 30 graduate credit hours required, including;
    • Minimum of 19 required core courses and
    • Minimum of 11 elective credit hours (discipline specific)

How are the courses delivered?

Required and elective courses may be face-to-face, distance delivery or a delivery method that incorporates both face-to-face and distance learning. All courses must be approved as part of a graduate student’s formal program of study by their advisor, their supervisory committee and the Graduate School.

When are the courses offered?

Required courses are offered during Spring, Summer, and Fall sessions. Students may transfer in up to 9 graduate credit hours from another accredited institution, with approval of their advisor, their committee, and the Graduate School. Students may enroll in up to 9 graduate credit hours before being formally accepted into a graduate program. Elective course offerings will vary based on student disciplines and individualized programs of study.

How do graduate degree programs differ from undergraduate programs?

  • Significantly more reading to prepare for courses
  • Higher expectations for class participation
  • Student-centered learning
  • More synthesis and application
  • Critical thinking skills in solving industry-based problems
  • Advanced research skills and application
  • Each student is mentored by a major advisor and 3 member graduate program committee

What careers or professions might this degree support?

  • Management and Leadership Positions in the fields of
    • Aeronautical Technology
    • Engineering Technology
    • Technology Management
    • Specialized technologies demanding advanced management & research abilities

How do I begin the process for admission?

  • Fill out the online application at k-state.edu/grad ($40 application fee)
  • Submit the following documents to the K-State Salina Graduate Program Director
    • GRE Exam Scores
    • 2 copies of official college transcripts
    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • Formal statement of objectives
    • Professional Resume’ or Curriculum Vitae