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Master of Science in Technology Management


Frequently Asked Questions: M.S. in Technology Management

What is the Master of Science in Technology Management (M.S in Technology Management) program?

The Lindsey Wilson College M.S. in Technology Management is a 35-credit hour course of study that is offered through a combination of seated and fully online courses. The program is designed to integrate academic concepts and work experience through educational coursework and case studies. Students also are required to enroll in an internship that connects course content to the employment settings. The M.S. in Technology Management is a business graduate program that is classified as a STEM degree program.

Do I have to have an undergraduate degree in Business to apply to the M.S. in Technology Management?

No, an undergraduate degree in any discipline is acceptable. If you have not taken undergraduate courses in technology and management, you may want to consider taking coursework prior to enrolling.

What educational requirements are needed to apply to the M.S. in Technology Management?

An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university is required.

Is work experience required to apply to the M.S. in Technology Management?

No, but you are required to enroll in an internship course each semester.

Are transfer credits accepted for the M.S. in Technology Management?

Yes, the program may accept up to six credit hours in transfer for equivalent courses from regionally accredited institutions of higher education. Transfer credits could impact your ability to maintain full-time enrollment.

How long does it take to complete the M.S. in Technology Management degree

Five (5) semesters; 20 months as a full-time student

How many credit hours are required to complete the M.S. in Technology Management degree?

35 semester credit hours

How many credit hours are required to be a full-time graduate student in the M.S. in Technology Management program?

Six (6) credit hours each semester

What are the admissions requirements for the M.S. in Technology Management?

  • Completion of undergraduate degree program (any major) from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Minimum GRE or GMAT scores (within the last five years)
    • GRE: 150 Verbal, 150 Quantitative Reasoning; 3.5 Analytical Writing, or
    • GMAT: 550.
  • Waiver: In order to be considered for admission without submission of a GRE or GMAT score, you must have earned a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) undergraduate cumulative GPA or higher.

Is there a waiver for the GRE/GMAT requirement?

You must have earned an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale in order to request a waiver of the GRE or GMAT requirement.

What is the application process for the M.S. in Technology Management?

  1. Complete the online Application for Admission at https://www.lindsey.edu
  2. Submit online payment of the non-refundable application fee of $100.00 with your online application
  3. Submit official undergraduate transcripts documenting the completion of an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the college or university to: Graduate Admissions, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY 42728. Electronic transcripts may be sent to: GraduateAdmissions@lindsey.edu
  4. Submit GRE (Code 1409) or GMAT (Code JBK-ZN-98) scores taken within the last five years to: MSTM Admissions, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY 42728. The required minimum scores are:
      a. GRE: 150 Verbal, 150 Quantitative Reasoning; 3.5 Analytical Writing, or
      b. GMAT: 550.
      c. Waiver: In order to be considered for admission without submission of a GRE or GMAT score, you must have earned a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) undergraduate cumulative GPA or higher.

How much does the MS in Technology Management program cost?

MSTM - Tuition
Per Credit Hour $515
MSTM - Special Service Fees
Application Fee (non-refundable) $100
Matriculation Deposit (non-refundable) $250
Technology Fee per term (non-refundable) $55
Inclusive book fee (per term) $160
Late Payment $250
  • Application fee and matriculation deposit must be paid prior to orientation.
  • Tuition and fees for each term are due in full the first day of classes.
  • Students may select a two-month payment plan option with half the invoice plus the payment plan fee due the first day of classes and the remaining balance due within 30 days.

How much is the application fee?

There is a $100 non-refundable application fee that must be paid in order for the application to be reviewed. Letters of acceptance will not be issued until the application fee is paid.

How much is the matriculation deposit and will it be applied toward tuition?

There is a matriculation deposit of $250 that must be paid prior to orientation. The deposit will hold a student’s spot to be enrolled. When a student enrolls, the deposit will reduce the amount of tuition and fees owed. If a student does not enroll, the deposit will be forfeited.

How do I purchase textbooks?

Textbooks are embedded in the learning management system, Blackboard. The inclusive textbook fee will pay for all books needed each semester. You do not need to make any additional textbook purchases.

How much is the inclusive text book fee?

The inclusive textbook fee is $160 per semester.

When are tuition and fees due?

Tuition, the technology fee, and the inclusive book fee are due in full the first day of classes.

Is there a payment plan?

Students may select a 2-month payment plan option. Half of the invoice plus the $55 payment plan fee are due the first day of classes and the remaining balance is due within 30 days after the first day of classes.

What happens if my tuition and fees payment is late?

If students do not pay their invoices on time by the first day of classes a $250 non-refundable late payment fee will be assessed to the student's account. If a student signs up on a payment plan and misses a payment date, a $250 late fee will be incurred for each occurrence. Past due accounts will be placed on hold prohibiting additional services such as processing transcript, curricular practical training (CPT), and I-20 requests as well as registering for courses.

What is the refund policy?

Students will receive a refund for tuition on a course dropped in the first week following the first day of classes. Students who withdraw are subject to the tuition refund policy:

  • 100 percent before the second day of the semester.
  • On the second day of the semester and thereafter, tuition refunds are calculated by determining the percentage of instructional days the student will not be attending to the total number of instructional days in the semester. The student will receive a pro-rated refund, to the student account, based upon that percentage.
  • Should the official withdrawal date occur after 60 percent of the instructional days in the semester have been completed, no refunds will be granted.

There is no refund for application fees, technology fees, or late payment fees.

How are classes offered in this blended program?

  • Students typically enroll in three (3) courses each semester.
  • One three credit blended course for 16 weeks
  • One three credit online course for 8 weeks
  • The one credit hour internship for 16 weeks

Master of Science in Technology Management Course Delivery



Semester

Blended Course

Online Course

Internship Course

First MBA 5013 Organizational Communications MSTM 5003 Computer and Network Security MSTM 5901
Second MBA 6033 International Business Management MSTM 5013 Disaster and Recovery Planning MSTM 5901
Third MBA 6083 Organizational Behavior/td> MSTM 5023 Emerging Technologies MSTM 5901
Fourth MSTM 6013 Management Information Systems MSTM 5033 Information Infrastructure MSTM 5901
Fifth MSTM 6023 Project Management MSTM 6003 Issues in Cyberlaw MSTM 5901

Is there a residency requirement?

Yes. You are required to attend residency once each semester for your blended course, for a total of five (5) residencies

Where is the residency?

The residency is held on the campus location where you register. Applications for the technology management program are open for the following campus locations:

    A.P. White Campus of Lindsey Wilson College
    210 Lindsey Wilson Street
    Columbia, Kentucky, 42728
    and
    Lindsey - San Diego on the campus of
    San Diego City College District
    1313 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101

What happens at residency?

You will attend on-site class sessions for your blended course.
The first residency weekend also includes required orientation activities to support student success.
International students participate in a required immigration orientation at the first residency.

How long is the residency?

The residency is three days long, Friday through Sunday.

What are the attendance and active engagement requirements for the residencies?

Attendance and active engagement are required. This includes physical presence at all class sessions at each residency, and physical presence at all required orientation sessions at the first residency.

What are the attendance and active engagement requirements for the blended and online courses?

Attendance and active engagement are required. This includes physical presence at all residencies (one per semester), logging into your Blackboard courses with the first seven (7) days of the term, completing all assignments by the due date, and attending and actively engaging at your internship site according to the requirements in your syllabus.


International Graduate Student Information


Are international students eligible to enroll in the MSTM?

Lindsey Wilson College is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. The Columbia, Kentucky and the San Diego, California campuses are approved locations for this program.

What additional processes apply to international students?

International students must submit the following in addition to the application materials and matriculation deposit. These are required before a form I-20 can be issued to the student.

  1. Proof of English proficiency based on one of the following. Official scores should be sent to MSTM Admissions, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY 42728, or to GraduateAdmissions@lindsey.edu Note: You may submit unofficial test scores to be considered for admission. All official documents must be received before you will be issued an I-20.
      a. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum score on one of the following:
        21 Writing, 19 Reading on Revised Paper-delivered TOEFL
        ii. 21 Writing and 19 Reading, and 79 Composite on Internet-based TOEFL (iBT), or
        iii. 550 on the Paper-based TOEFL; or
      b. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum composite score 6.5 (6.0 will be considered); or
      c. English is your native language; or
      d. You completed an undergraduate degree or earned graduate credit from a regionally accredited U.S. institution.
  2. A Foreign Credential Evaluation from an approved evaluation agency is required for non-U.S. institutions. Approved agencies include World Education Services (WES) and Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) Note: You may submit an unofficial copy of a previous evaluation to be considered for admission. All official documents must be received before you will be issued an I-20.
  3. A copy of the Bio page and Visa stamp page of your current passport. Note: Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date you enter the U.S. Submit this as a supplemental item on your online application.
  4. Proof of financial resources. Submit the International Student Financial Resources Form as a supplemental item on your online application for admission. You must include documentation that you have the financial resources to study in the U.S. for one year without an income from working. You may have a sponsor or sponsors that contribute towards your academic and living expenses. These sponsors must provide documentation of financial resources that they will contribute towards your academic and living expenses. Acceptable proof includes bank statements or a letter from the bank documenting a minimum bank balance equal to or greater than the funds required for one year.
  5. The LWC International Student Transfer Form if you have a current F-1 visa and are enrolled in a college or university in the United States. Submit this as a supplemental item on your online application for admission.

How do I apply for a visa to study at Lindsey Wilson College?

Instructions for visa applications are located on our website under Admissions Requirements and Visa & Travel Information.

Is Curricular Practical Training (CPT) available for international students?

Yes, because the Internship course (MSTM 5901) is an integral part of the curriculum and requires that you engage in work related to your academic program. You will engage in CPT each semester that you are enrolled in internship, as long as your CPT application is approved and your I-20 includes this endorsement. CPT must be approved through the International Student Services Office.

Note: If you complete 12 or more months of full-time CPT at one educational level (undergraduate, master's or doctoral), you will NOT be eligible for any post-completion OPT.

How do I apply for CPT approval?

  • Be in lawful F-1 status at the time of the application.
  • Be enrolled in the MSTM 5901 course
  • Submit the completed Graduate Student CPT Application Form to your advisor
  • Your Advisor will review your completed CPT application and if approved, will notify the DSO.
  • The DSO will issue your new I-20 with CPT endorsement.
Note per SEVIS regulations, you may not engage in any CPT before the CPT start date listed on your most current I-20.

When do I apply for CPT?

You will apply for CPT for each semester you are enrolled in MSTM 5901. CPT approval can be granted up to three weeks before the start date of the next semester. It is recommended you submit your application early.

Who authorizes my CPT?

The DSO authorizes CPT based on the recommendation from the advisor and program director.

How long will it take to issue my new I-20 when CPT is approved?

This depends on how timely you submit your application. The average time for issuing new I-20s with CPT endorsement is currently five (5) business days from receipt of a complete application.

What happens to my F-1 status if I drop or withdraw from a class?

If you fall below full-time enrollment of 6 credit hours, you may lose your F-1 status. Consult immediately with the DSO if you are considering dropping a course for any reason.

What happens to my F-1 status if my GPA falls below 3.0?

If your GPA falls below 3.0, you risk being suspended from the program. If you are suspended, your F-1 status at LWC will be terminated.

Who can I contact for more information about the MSTM program?

Dr. Philip Yoho, Director of Business Graduate Studies
yohop@lindsey.edu
270-384-8183

Who can I contact for more information about the application process?

Ms. Jacquelyn Montgomery, Assistant V.P. for New Program Integration
montgomeryj@lindsey.edu
270-384-8171


Institutional Contact for International Graduate Students


Dana Talley

Assistant Vice President for New Program Integration

Jacquelyn Montgomery

270-384-8171
E-mail: montgomeryj@lindsey.edu

Master Of Science In Technology Management (MSTM)