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Reach the next level of expertise with a master’s degree in structural engineering. You’ll enjoy convenient scheduling and one-on-one interaction with expert faculty who bring their real-world experience to the classroom. Read more
Reach the next level of expertise with a master’s degree in structural engineering. You’ll enjoy convenient scheduling and one-on-one interaction with expert faculty who bring their real-world experience to the classroom.

MSOE’s M.S. in Architectural Engineering degree emphasizes building structural design and analysis. It meets the needs of architectural, civil or structural engineers who desire increased knowledge to design structural systems for modern buildings.

With the MSST degree, you’ll enhance your analytical and design capabilities and increase your professional flexibility. For recent graduates with a civil or architectural engineering degree, earning an MSST will accelerate the Professional Engineer credential.

Program Overview

The MSST requires that you have completed an undergraduate curriculum that included indeterminate structural analysis, structural steel and reinforced concrete design and soil mechanics.

MSST courses focus on structural design topics like advanced design of structural steel members and systems, light gage metal members and structure, wood structures, masonry structures, foundations and selection of structural systems. Courses on advanced structural analysis are included and provide a broad theoretical background for structural design.

Curriculum Format

The MSST is a flexible program, with courses offered evenings with the option of a two-, three- or five-year program. Classes meet one evening per week during the academic quarter. Students enrolled in MSOE’s bachelor in architectural engineering program may pursue a dual degree.

The MSST program requires completion of 45 graduate credits, with at least 36 of the credits obtained in structural engineering courses. There are two curriculum tracks available – the Capstone Report Track and the Capstone Project Track.

Outcomes and Objectives

Student Outcomes

The outcomes of the M.S. in Architectural Engineering program are such that, at the time of graduation, each graduate will be able to:
- perform structural analysis on structural systems and structural components comprised of many types of material subjected to gravity, wind and/or seismic loads.
- design structural systems made up of many structural components and structural materials; structural members; and connections in accordance with current building codes and specifications.
- individually complete a structural engineering project addressing the complex requirements of modern structures.

Program Educational Objectives

The M.S. in Architectural Engineering program will produce graduates who:
- will be able to confidently meet the responsibilities of a professional structural engineer
- will, if so desired, be employed in the field of structural engineering
- will, if so desired, be able to become licensed professional engineers
- will, if so desired, be able to obtain a Ph.D. in structural engineering or civil engineering.

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Biotechnology studies help prepare students for careers in the management of bioscience firms and organizations. Biotechnology is among six concentrations leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) in Professional Sciences at MTSU. Read more
Biotechnology studies help prepare students for careers in the management of bioscience firms and organizations. Biotechnology is among six concentrations leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) in Professional Sciences at MTSU. The program is a combination of business and science to offer training to work in leadership roles in scientific companies and agencies. Opportunities with the Biotechnology master’s degree include research science positions in laboratories applying biotechnology to problems in medicine, industry, and agriculture, as well as management positions in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. The program features industry experience in a 250-hour internship that is completed prior to graduation instead of a thesis or comprehensive exams. Coursework includes classes in the specific scientific concentration, along with a business management core. A limited number of graduate assistantships are available.

The Master of Science (M.S.) with a major in Professional Science includes a business core with specific concentrations in Actuarial Sciences, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, Engineering Management, Geosciences, and Health Care Informatics.

The M.S. in Professional Sciences is a new type of two-year degree in the sciences and mathematics to equip people for work in public and private business enterprises and in academia. The goal for this degree, started initially with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, is to enhance the interface between science and business by emphasizing expertise in both areas.

Career

With the growth of positions in the biotechnology industry in Tennessee and nationwide, the demand for persons with training in both biological science and management is expected to grow significantly. Jobs may be found in agricultural, chemical, environmental and pharmaceutical research and industries. Examples of some occupations with this degree include:

Biochemist
Bioinformatician
Biomedical engineer
Biophysicist
Biotechnology/pharmaceutical sales rep
Biotechnology lab technician
Clinical trials manager
Consultant
Corporate manager
Crime lab technician
Environmental scientist
Epidemiologist
Food scientist
Forensic scientist
Marketing executive
Microbiologist
Pharmaceutical analyst
Process development specialist
Quality control analyst
Quality control engineer
Regulatory biomanufacturing specialist
Research and development scientist
Research associate
Research facility director
Senior scientist
Technical manager
University/research professor

Employers of MTSU alumni include

Aegis Sciences Corporation
Biogen Idec
Calhoun Community College
Columbia State Community College
East Tennessee State University
Emory University
Encapsula Nanosciences
ESC Lab Sciences
Genetics Associates, Inc.
McGraw-Hill Education
Microbial Discovery Group
Middle Tennessee State University
Novus International
Tennessee Valley Authority
Unilever
S. Department of Agriculture, Iowa
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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The Health Care Informatics master’s program at MTSU, a concentration in Professional Science, emphasizes the skills and experience that will prepare the next generation of professionals to be competitive in the business and healthcare information technology workforce. Read more
The Health Care Informatics master’s program at MTSU, a concentration in Professional Science, emphasizes the skills and experience that will prepare the next generation of professionals to be competitive in the business and healthcare information technology workforce. This interdisciplinary degree is well suited to traditional students as well as working professionals. The M.S. in Professional Science is a groundbreaking master's degree in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines that helps equip students for work in public and private business enterprises and in academia. Health Care Informatics is designed around concentration courses in information systems applications and security, project management, business intelligence/analytics, and healthcare law, and electives in valuable specialty areas like Six Sigma and Lean Productivity Systems. This concentration is supplemented by a core of business courses in accounting, statistics, managerial communication, leadership, and a capstone internship experience. The program supports both part-time and full-time students, and limited graduate assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis.​

The Master of Science (M.S.) with a major in Professional Science includes a business core with specific concentrations in Actuarial Sciences, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, Engineering Management, Geosciences, and Health Care Informatics.

The Professional Science Master's, as it is commonly called, combines the business management skills commonly found in the traditional M.B.A.-type program with advanced learning in specific science fields.

This interdisciplinary program is a partnership among the College of Basic and Applied Sciences, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, and the Jennings A. Jones College of Business.

Career

Healthcare informatics and healthcare information technology make up one of Nashville’s most advanced industries today, and graduates in these fields typically secure employment earning salaries around double the national average. Nashville and the Middle Tennessee region also represent the second-fastest growing technology job market and the eighth-fastest growing economy nationwide. As a result, there is currently such surging demand for data scientists in Middle Tennessee that current graduation rates in these fields cannot supply enough qualified professionals, with even larger employment projections in coming years both in Tennessee and nationwide. The M.S. program in Health Care Informatics prepares graduates to enter one of many data science and technology sectors. There is a clear focus on competence, attitude, and job readiness in the MTSU program. Potential professional positions include:

Clinical and business informatics process lead
Clinical EMR support specialist
Clinical informatics manager
Clinical quality consultant
Clinical/business analyst
Director of clinical informatics
Director of health informatics
Health information systems project manager
Informatics analyst
Informatics consultant
Informatics specialist
Information analyst
Manager of clinical and business informatics
Population health analyst
Solutions analyst

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http://www.qatar.tamu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/. Texas A&M at Qatar offers two graduate degrees in chemical engineering. Read more
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Texas A&M at Qatar offers two graduate degrees in chemical engineering: the Master of Science (M.S.), thesis option only, and Master of Engineering (M.Eng.). The M.S. degree program includes a significant research component in addition to graduate course work.

Information about specific program course work and examinations is available upon request and at chen.qatar.tamu.edu/Pages/Home.aspx.

Some research areas available within the program include liquefied natural gas safety, water and environmental management, desalination, gas-to-liquid conversion, applied catalysis, design and simulation of chemical reactors, energy efficiency, process integration and optimization, oil and gas processing, nonlinear modeling, and process dynamics and control. Modern equipment and computational tools are available in numerous laboratories to perform research in these and other areas.

The Master of Science curriculum is designed to develop new understanding through research and creativity.

Degree Plan

The student’s advisory committee, in consultation with the student, will develop the proposed degree plan. The degree plan must be completed and filed with the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies prior to the deadline imposed by the student’s college and no later than 90  days prior to the date of the final oral examination or thesis defense.

A student should submit the degree plan using the online Document Processing Submission System located at ogsdpss.tamu.edu.

A student submitting a proposed degree plan for a Master of Science degree at Texas A&M at Qatar should designate on the official degree plan form the program option “thesis option.”

Additional course work may be added to the approved degree plan by petition if it is deemed necessary by the advisory committee to correct deficiencies in the student’s academic preparation. No changes can be made to the degree plan once the student’s
Request for Final Examination or Request for Final Examination Exemption is approved by the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Credit Requirement

A minimum of 32 semester credit hours of approved courses and research is required for the Master of Science degree.
Ordinarily, the student will devote the major portion of his or her time to work in one or two closely related fields. Other work will be in supporting fields of interest.

Foreign Languages

No specific language requirement exists for the Master of Science degree.

Thesis Proposal

For the thesis option Master of Science degree, the student must prepare a thesis proposal for approval by the advisory committee and the program chair. This proposal must be submitted to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies at least 20 working days
prior to the submission of the request for the final examination.

Compliance issues must be addressed if a graduate student is performing research involving human subjects, animals, infectious biohazards, and recombinant DNA. A student involved in this type of research must check with the Office of Research Compliance
and Biosafety at +1 (979) 458-1467 to address questions about all research compliance responsibilities. Additional information can also be obtained on the website rcb.tamu.edu.

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The Engineering Technology M.S. program, geared toward full-time professionals with night classes, addresses dynamic changes in business and industry. Read more
The Engineering Technology M.S. program, geared toward full-time professionals with night classes, addresses dynamic changes in business and industry. Technically competent professionals can improve their skills to help successfully transition into leadership positions in their field of expertise and into a general leadership role outside their area of technical expertise as their careers grow. Students are educated at the master’s level in core engineering technologies and the management of those technologies. The program incorporates courses covering topics common to all areas of the technology sector of industry, including Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, state-of-the-art technologies, alternative energy sources and conservation, engineering project management, applied research, and safety. A non-thesis option includes a business/industry project that must demonstrate Six Sigma methodology. Each course offers an industry component that provides real-world experience, while students also conduct applied research in several classes. Faculty members are highly experienced in their fields and have close ties to area industry.

Degrees

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Engineering Technology includes concentrations in Engineering Technology and in Occupational Health and Safety. The Department of Engineering Technology also participates in the Engineering Management concentration of the Master of Professional Science degree.

The Engineering Technology concentration provides students with the tools to help understand and solve problems found at the intersection of management, technology, and entrepreneurship.

Applicants must

take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Successful applicants typically have a quantitative score of 148+ and a verbal score of 143+.
submit official transcripts of all previous college work. If the transcripts are issued from an international (non-U.S.) institution, a course-by course analysis is required. Original non-U.S. transcripts should be submitted directly to the evaluation service.

Application deadlines: April 15, to be considered for graduate assistantships and admission in Summer or Fall; Oct. 1, for admission in the Spring. Applications are accepted late, but admission consideration is not guaranteed.

Candidates must either 1) complete and successfully defend a thesis or 2) make an oral presentation and written report on their Six Sigma project to graduate faculty at the end of the program.

Most of the courses require technical written reports and oral class presentations, while three classes require industry-related projects where certifications are earned in Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing. Credits toward a certification in Project Management from the Project Management Institute (PMI) are also awarded.

Some graduates also end up with minors, with computer information systems and business among the popular ones.

Career

This program teaches students interpersonal, management, and engineering skills needed for success in technology-driven organizations, whether public or private. The focus on these enhanced skills reflects an increasing need in the workplace for graduate students to fast-track into engineering/technical management or high-value specialty knowledge management positions. Industry areas include manufacturing/assembly, medical, human resources/training, and service (retail, food service, etc.), as well as applied sciences. Some potential positions for degree-holders:

Engineering and technical manager for:
Manufacturing operations (including design, assembly, and fabrication)
Health care
Food production
Training/consulting
Government agencies
Engineering designer
Engineering project manager for:
Process control companies
Enterprise resource systems developers
Technology development enterprises
Manager for global technology companies
Process and product engineer for manufacturing operations
Safety engineers and manager for production operations

Employers of MTSU alumni include:

Barrett Rifles
Bridgestone-Firestone
Calsonic North America Inc.
General Mills/Pillsbury
MAHLE Tennex Filters
Murfreesboro Electric Department
Nissan North America
Rich’s Products
Schneider Electric
State of Tennessee
Tennessee Valley Authority
Tridon Clamps
Vanderbilt Medical Center
Veterans Administration

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The Master of Science in Horse Science at MTSU centers on a curriculum designed to prepare graduates for the multi-faceted equine industry. Read more
The Master of Science in Horse Science at MTSU centers on a curriculum designed to prepare graduates for the multi-faceted equine industry. Programs are tailored to students’ interests and produce graduates able to adapt to and thrive in this dynamic field. Students may choose from Equine Education, Equine Physiology or Industry Management concentrations. Only the top qualified applicants are invited for an interview at the applicant’s expense, prior to final acceptance into the program. Faculty members mentor students in curriculum development and provide training in scientific methods, principles of equine student education and instruction, and general industry practices. All M.S. degree candidates share a common core of coursework in statistics, research methods, and multiple disciplines in horse science and animal science. A significant number of elective credit hours are available, permitting each student to customize the program with courses in other departments. A limited number of graduate teaching assistantships are available.

Degrees

The Master of Science in Horse Science is offered with three concentrations:

Equine Education includes interdisciplinary courses in coaching and sports management to strengthen knowledge for careers as collegiate riding instructors, equestrian team coaches, horse judging team coaches, or agents for the Cooperative Extension Service.

Equine Physiology emphasizes an interdisciplinary, science-based curriculum structured to build knowledge of scientific principles and apply these principles to a thesis research project related to equine science. Students successfully completing the concentration are prepared for admission into an animal science or equine science Ph.D. program. Students entering this concentration must have a strong foundation in undergraduate biology and chemistry, including organic chemistry.

Industry Management allows students to complete interdisciplinary courses in business management, marketing, and/or sports management to tailor their curriculum for specific industry-related careers.

Equine Education or Industry Management students may choose a research-based thesis or a non-thesis equine experiential learning option. Equine Physiology students must complete a research-based thesis.

The selection procedure is a two-phase process. Based on a review of applications to the M.S. Horse Science program, qualified students are invited for an interview at their expense. Not all applicants are invited for the personal interview.

Career

A wide variety of careers are associated with the horse industry. A student’s talent may pertain directly to horses or to science, education, marketing, management, or business. Some potential career options with advanced degrees in Horse Science follow:

Collegiate horsemanship instructor or equestrian team coach
Community college or technical school instructor
Equine behaviorist
Equine exercise physiologist
Equine facilities manager
Equine nutritionist, equine feed specialist, or nutrition laboratory technician
Equine reproductive physiologist
Horse extension specialist or extension agent
Instructor or program coordinator of therapeutic riding and equine-assisted therapies
Journalist for major horse publications (breed or discipline-specific magazines)
Pasture management specialist
Pharmaceutical representative for equine products
University instructor or teaching professor specializing in horses

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The M.S. in Information Systems at MTSU can put a person, with or without an IT background, on the promising path of career success and IT excellence. Read more
The M.S. in Information Systems at MTSU can put a person, with or without an IT background, on the promising path of career success and IT excellence. Practically speaking, most students need somewhere between the 10-course minimum and the 17-course maximum to realize their career goal. Most classes are offered in a highly popular innovative “50-50” delivery format, with instruction divided between face-to-face interaction and online study. This approach provides both personalized guidance by dedicated professors and the schedule flexibility of online teaching-learning. Students may choose from four concentrations: Business Intelligence and Analytics, Information Security and Assurance, IT Project Management, and IS General. The job market considers MTSU graduates to be well-qualified IT professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the business environment. Whatever the level of competence going into the program, faculty members will help identify what that student needs to get where he or she wants to be.

The Department of Computer Information Systems offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree with a major in Information Systems and concentrations in IS General, Business Intelligence and Analytics, IT Project Management, and Information Security and Assurance. A minor is available in Information Systems.

Career

MTSU offers IT Connect, an opportunity for students to connect with recruiters and hiring managers in the field of IT. Full-time or part-time internships are also available through this free program. A recent IT Connect event at MTSU welcomed companies such as Asurion, Comdata, Community Health Systems, Leankit, HCA, Ingram Content, Passport Health Communications, and Davita. Employment positions in the IT field include the following:

Application developer
Business analyst
Data analyst
Database administrator
Information systems auditor
Information systems manager/director
Information systems security manager
IT Project Manager
Network administrator
Project member/team leader
Software developer
Systems analyst
Web developer/specialist

Employers of MTSU CIS graduates include:

CAT Financial
Community Health Systems
Davita
Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, LLP
Genesco, Inc.
Hospital Corporate of America (HCA)
Ingram Barge
Leankit
Optum
Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (OHL)

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The Master of Science in Leisure and Sport Management helps prepare individuals to lead leisure and sport organizations, to support the expansion of the leisure and sport industries, and to conduct research that advances the body of knowledge in these disciplines. Read more
The Master of Science in Leisure and Sport Management helps prepare individuals to lead leisure and sport organizations, to support the expansion of the leisure and sport industries, and to conduct research that advances the body of knowledge in these disciplines. Students choose between two concentrations: Recreation and Leisure Services or Sport Industry. Master's students complete either a thesis or a professional project/internship. An advanced doctoral degree with a specialization in Leisure Studies is also offered by the Department of Health and Human Performance. A limited number of graduate teaching assistantships, research assistantships, scholarships, and doctoral fellowships are available in addition to other forms of financial aid.

A Master of Science (M.S.) in Leisure and Sport Management, with concentrations in Sport Industry and in Recreation and Leisure Services, is one of three master’s degrees available from MTSU’s Department of Health and Human Performance.

Career

The M.S. in Leisure and Sport Management helps prepare students for potential supervisory and administrative positions in a wide range of recreation and leisure service agencies. Additionally, the master’s program equips students to pursue a doctoral degree in Leisure Studies. Graduates may find career avenues in such fields as:

Leisure Studies

Campus recreation
Community recreation
Facilities management
Military recreation
Outdoor recreation
Parks and recreation departments
Youth recreation

Sports

Athletic administration
Coaching (all levels)
Community/public relations
General management
Professional organization sales
Recreational sport
Youth sport

Employers of MTSU alumni include:

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Marriott Hotels and Resorts
Metro-Nashville Parks and Recreation
Nashville Predators
Nashville Sounds
Nashville Sports Council
National Park Service
Student Conservation Association
Tennessee State Parks
U.S. Army Morale, Welfare, and Recreation
Vanderbilt University Athletics
YMCA of Middle Tennessee

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The dynamic Mass Communication master’s program has a slogan. A time to reflect, a time to advance. Whether the goal is to become a professor, conduct research, or enhance a media career, graduate studies can be tailored to suit each student’s needs. Read more
The dynamic Mass Communication master’s program has a slogan: A time to reflect, a time to advance. Whether the goal is to become a professor, conduct research, or enhance a media career, graduate studies can be tailored to suit each student’s needs. Master’s candidates can choose either a thesis or a professional project track whether for a traditional approach to scholarship or for working professionals seeking to further their careers. Within the thesis track, MTSU is one of the few universities that offers either a qualitative or quantitative focus. Members of the nationally and internationally recognized faculty have a wide range of professional and academic experience. Offerings include specializations in journalism, management, public relations, advertising, health communication, international communication, traditional/new media, and media law. Students are encouraged to think critically and develop creatively with support from peers, guidance from faculty, and resources for research and production. The relatively small size of graduate classes allows for individualized attention to students. Assistantships are available, as well as awards, fellowships, and other financial support.

The College of Media and Entertainment offers the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Mass Communication, designed for students seeking an advanced degree in mass media theory and methods of research or for those wishing to advance in their professional field. The degree is appropriate for students who wish to become researchers or pursue a doctoral degree or for media professionals already in the field who seek a broader understanding of the field of mass communication and to develop research and management skills for decision-making in media-related businesses.

Career

The Mass Communication M.S. program has a successful placement record for students. The MTSU master’s degree also has a national reputation for preparing students for doctoral study at prestigious programs throughout the nation. Some potential professional careers include:

Advertising executive
Content manager
Designer account executive
Director of communication
Director of marketing
Director of management
Editor
Health care communication
Media expert
Professor
Public relations executive
Reporter
Researcher
Writer (professional/technical)

Employers of MTSU alumni include:

Apple
Bohan Advertising
Bone McAllester Norton
Courthouse News Service
Dupuch Publications
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emeril's Homebase
Jarrard, Phillips, Cate, & Hancock
Sherwin-Williams Paints
The Albany (N.Y.) Times-Union
The Tennessean
TNA Impact Wrestling
University of Wisconsin–Madison
University of Illinois
Washington State University
WESTMARC

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As the technical sophistication of most professions increases, there is growing need for individuals capable of “speaking the language” of mathematics. Read more
As the technical sophistication of most professions increases, there is growing need for individuals capable of “speaking the language” of mathematics. Mathematicians increasingly are sought to probe and expand mathematical theory, as engineering and empirical science delve deeper into nature. Individuals also are needed to teach the math skills that have expanded into virtually every field. MTSU’s Master of Science in Mathematics gets students involved in both the understanding and creation of advanced mathematics through quality instruction, opportunities for research, and close faculty-student interaction. A General Mathematics concentration is aimed at students desiring a broad background in mathematics. The Industrial Mathematics concentration is designed for students interested in positions in industry or further graduate work in applied mathematics. A Research Preparation concentration, which requires a thesis, is intended for students wishing to pursue the Ph.D. in Mathematics.

Students may choose from three concentrations for the Master of Science (M.S.) in Mathematics: General Mathematics, Industrial Mathematics, or Research Preparat

Career

A majority of M.S. in Mathematics graduates go on to pursue their doctoral degrees at a number of universities. Several students have also entered Ph.D. programs at MTSU in either the Computational Sciences or the Mathematics and Science Education Ph.D. programs.

General Mathematics concentration students usually work in fields which require the specialized thinking skills that mathematicians develop but which do not necessarily require a highly specialized mathematics background.

Research Preparation curriculum gives students a strong background in what is called pure mathematics for a career in academics and mathematical research.

Industrial Mathematics students focus on applied mathematics to work in fields which make heavy use of mathematical modeling. Mathematicians work with programmers to develop highly specialized software tools for engineering and medical applications. Mathematicians help develop or enhance sophisticated models for understanding weather, chemical, biological, or economic processes; and mathematicians create entirely new mathematical tools to probe frontiers in physics, structural design, and other pursuits.

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Biostatistics, a concentration within the Professional Science major, leading to a Master of Science, provides training in statistical methods that can be applied to biomedical and health-related fields. Read more
Biostatistics, a concentration within the Professional Science major, leading to a Master of Science, provides training in statistical methods that can be applied to biomedical and health-related fields. These methods involve using mathematics to solve real-world problems that influence health. Statistical areas of study include clinical trials, experimental design, categorical and longitudinal data analysis, and survival analysis. The M.S. in Professional Science combines the business management skills commonly found in the traditional M.B.A.-type program with advanced learning in specific science fields. The program consists of 21 hours of concentration-specific courses and 15 core hours in pre-defined business courses. Students complete a 250-hour internship, typically just before or during their final semester, instead of a thesis and comprehensive exams.

The Master of Science (M.S.) with a major in Professional Science includes a business core with specific concentrations in Actuarial Sciences, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, Engineering Management, Geosciences, and Health Care Informatics.

The two-year master’s degree in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) was initially started with support by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The interdisciplinary program is a partnership of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, and the Jennings A. Jones College of Business.

Career

Reports from the Department of Labor indicate an increasing demand for individuals with master's level training with a specialty in science. MTSU is home to the only Master of Science in Professional Science program in Tennessee and prepares "business savvy scientists" for the 21st century job market. Biostatistics master’s graduates will ideally work as biostatisticians in professional settings including health care agencies; governmental agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Environmental Protection Agency; and the pharmaceutical industry.

Employers of MTSU alumni include:

Emory University School of Medicine
Lifepoint Hospitals
Sarah Cannon Research Institute
Tribal Epidemiology Center
Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center

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The Professional Science master’s degree with an Engineering Management concentration is specifically designed to provide engineers, scientists, and technicians with business and management tools needed in leadership positions. Read more
The Professional Science master’s degree with an Engineering Management concentration is specifically designed to provide engineers, scientists, and technicians with business and management tools needed in leadership positions. Intended for working professionals, the program can be completed on a part-time basis over two years. Classes are held in the evening and many online. The program helps equip master's candidates to implement and manage competitive process innovation and product development. Graduates should interact comfortably and intelligently with scientific researchers as well as business leaders by developing the skill set of both. The Engineering Management degree is industry-recognized, and credits are transferrable. Students are taught to apply science to solve business issues, while simultaneously developing valued business skills including management, policy, law, project management, finance, and managerial accounting. The program emphasizes writing and communication skills. A final project or team experience, as well as an internship, is required.

The Master of Science (M.S.) with a major in Professional Science includes a business core with specific concentrations in Actuarial Sciences, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, Engineering Management, Geosciences, and Health Care Informatics.

The M.S. in Professional Science combines the business management skills commonly found in the traditional M.B.A.-type program with advanced learning in specific science fields.

MTSU’s degree has been recognized as the premier Professional Science master’s program in the U.S. by the National Professional Science Master’s Association.

Career

Graduates go to work in a wide variety of positions in technology-based companies, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and consulting firms. Engineering managers are hired by virtually every major corporation in the world. The national average starting salary is $77,467 for EM master’s graduates. Engineering management master’s programs boost careers by helping train students to solve complex problems; utilize basic finance, accounting, economics, and risk analysis methods; provide competent leadership and develop the skills and abilities of teams and individuals within a company; communicate effectively; and understand the societal, ethical, cultural, legal, and political issues that are prevalent in today's global society. A sample listing of career fields from the American Society for Engineering (Sedrick led the team to create the list):

Corporate officers (CEO, COO, CFO)
Engineering managers
Information technology managers
Marketing managers
Plant managers and engineers
Production supervisors
Technical project managers and engineering
Technical sales

Employers of MTSU alumni:

This information is still being compiled since this is a new program.

A sample listing of engineering management employers:

3M
Accenture
American Express
ARCO
Arnold Engineering and Development Center
Assurant
AT&T
Automation Alliance Group
Boeing
Bridgestone
Capital One
Ceco Construction
L-3 Coleman Aerospace
Emerson Electric
EMIT Inc
FedEx
Feintool Tennessee Inc.
Ford
GAF Materials Corp.
General Electric
General Motors
Hallmark Cards
Honeywell
IBM
InBev-Anheuser Busch
Jacobs Engineering
Jarrell Contracting Inc.
John Deere
Johnson & Johnson
Junction Solutions
Luman International
Nissan
Olin Corporation
Radio Mobile
Spitzer Industries, Sprint
Tennessee Valley Association
Trabue Industrial Systems
U.S. Department of Defense
Veteran Affairs
Volkswagen

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MTSU's new Master's of Science in Professional Science concentration in Geosciences gives graduates a background in both science and management, unlike traditional research-based-only programs. Read more
MTSU's new Master's of Science in Professional Science concentration in Geosciences gives graduates a background in both science and management, unlike traditional research-based-only programs. The program also appeals to undergraduates from the anthropology and history departments as well as the hard sciences. Students may choose between specializations in geographic information systems (GIS) or environmental geosystems, or follow the general geoscience track. The department is well-equipped with modern research and teaching technologies. All master's candidates must complete a pre-professional internship. Full-time and part-time programs are available, and almost all classes are held during evening hours. The demand for professional geoscientists is high, and job growth is expected to rise up to 25 percent in coming years.

The Master of Science (M.S.) with a major in Professional Science includes a business core with specific concentrations in Actuarial Sciences, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, Engineering Management, Geosciences, and Health Care Informatics.

Students in Geosciences choose among three tracks: geographic information systems, environmental geosystems, and general geoscience. The degree is certified as a Professional Science Master’s degree by the Council of Graduate Schools.

Admission to the Geosciences master's program is open to all students with undergraduate degrees in the geosciences or related fields who meet the admission requirements of the M.S. degree program. Applications are welcomed from majors in disciplines such as anthropology, archeology, environmental science, and global studies.

Career

The Geosciences master’s program prepares students for careers in local, state, and federal government agencies; private industry; and academic positions supporting spatially related projects and research. This graduate concentration provides training for students seeking careers in the high-demand geosciences job market, as well as working professionals seeking advanced training or movement into managerial positions. Examples of some professions boosted by this master's degree:

Anthropologist
Archaeologist
Engineering geologist
Environmentalist
Environmental engineer
Geochemist
Geologist
Geophysicist
GIS professional
Historian
Oceanographer
Paleontologist
Petroleum geologist
Political scientist
Professor
Seismologist
Teacher

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The MTSU Department of Aerospace offers three Master of Science in Aviation Administration concentrations. The Aviation Management concentration is a management and operations-oriented degree program designed in cooperation with industry representatives. Read more
The MTSU Department of Aerospace offers three Master of Science in Aviation Administration concentrations. The Aviation Management concentration is a management and operations-oriented degree program designed in cooperation with industry representatives. Study focuses on airport activities and organizational structures, aviation contracts and leases, and aviation systems management. The Aviation Education concentration is designed to serve students interested in the conduct of aviation education, training, or professional development programs, or in the administration of such programs. Students in this concentration take classes in both the Aerospace Department and MTSU College of Education. The Safety and Security Management concentration is designed to provide students the knowledge and expertise necessary to develop and manage aviation safety and security programs. Studies include safety management systems (SMS), aviation security, aviation safety investigation, and human factors in aviation.

Career

The graduate curriculum at Middle Tennessee State University offers an individually tailored program to meet specific student career goals. Master’s level candidates are prepared for direct entry into the air transportation industry in a variety of specialties. Depending on the coursework chosen and the research thesis topic, graduating candidates may become involved with airport planning and design, environmental policy, safety and security, general aviation, domestic or international scheduled air transportation, or aviation training and education. Some management opportunities with this degree are:

Aerospace manufacturing manager
Air traffic control manager
Air carrier manager
Airport manager
Airport planner/designer
Airport/air carrier security director
Aviation regulations consultant
Aviation trainer/educator
Federal Aviation Administration safety inspector
Fixed Base Operations (FBO) manager
Logistics manager
Transportation Security Administration manager

Employers of MTSU alumni include:

AB Aviation
Allegiant Air
American Airlines
Corporate Flight Management
Delta Airlines
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Express
Lexington Blue Grass Airport
National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA)
Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority
Murfreesboro Municipal Airport
Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport Authority
Southwest Airlines
United Airlines
United Parcel Service
U.S. Armed Forces (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy)

Degrees

The MTSU Department of Aerospace offers the Master of Science (M.S.) in Aviation Administration, with concentrations in Aviation Management, Aviation Education, or Aviation Safety and Security Management. Students can now complete any of the master’s concentrations online, as well as on campus.

Aviation Management Concentration

The Aviation Management concentration is a management and operations-oriented degree program which was designed in cooperation with industry representatives (manufacturing, airlines, airport authority, fixed-base operators, and the FAA). Study focuses on airport activities and organizational structures, aviation contracts and leases, and aviation systems management. This master of science degree program requires the completion of 36 semester hours, consisting of an 18 credit hour core, 9 credit hours in the concentration, and 9 credit hours of electives. See the Requirements tab for more information.

Aviation Education Concentration

The Aviation Education concentration is designed to serve students interested in the conduct of aviation education, training, or professional development programs or in the administration of such programs. Students in this concentration take classes in both the Aerospace Department and the MTSU College of Education. This master of science degree program requires the completion of 36 semester hours, consisting of an 18 credit hour core, 12 hours of required courses in the College of Education, and 6 credit hours of electives. See the Requirements tab for more information.

Aviation Safety and Security Management

The Safety and Security Management concentration is designed to provide students the knowledge and expertise necessary to develop and manage aviation safety and security programs. Studies include safety management systems (SMS), aviation security, aviation safety investigation, and human factors in aviation. This degree program requires the completion of 36 semester hours, consisting of an 18 credit hour core, 9 credit hours in the concentration, and 9 credit hours of electives. See the Requirements tab for more information.

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The Biology Department’s Master of Science program emphasizes research and preparation for further graduate study as well as employment with public agencies and private businesses. Read more
The Biology Department’s Master of Science program emphasizes research and preparation for further graduate study as well as employment with public agencies and private businesses. A major strength of the program is the option to custom-tailor the overall curriculum to meet the needs and objectives of individual students. Students may pursue a general biology curriculum or may choose to focus their studies in one or more of the following specialization areas: botany, cell and molecular biology, ecology, genetics, microbiology, physiology, or zoology. Students also have the opportunity to study in a state-of-the-art facility with the Fall 2014 opening of the innovative $147 million science building comprising more than 250,000 square feet for teaching, research, and collaborative learning. The Biology master’s requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit and six hours of research tools or foreign language. The degree also includes written oral comprehensive exams and a research thesis. Program completion typically requires two to three years.

Career

Recent M.S. graduates have followed a variety of career paths, including pursuit of advanced research degrees (Ph.D.) and professional degrees (M.D. for medicine, D.D.S. for dentistry, M.T. for medical technology); employment with a variety of private, university, state, or federal laboratories and agencies; and teaching in high schools and junior colleges. Possible professional positions with this degree:

Bioinformatician
Biologist
Biology teacher
Biotechnology operations manager
College laboratory coordinator
Community college faculty
Commercial farm operations manager
Ecologist
Ecological/environmental consultant
Environmental scientist
Food technologist/safety specialist
Information technologist
Laboratory scientist
Molecular biology analyst
Museum curator
Research assistant/associate
Senior biochemist
Senior chemist
Surveyor
Technician
Water quality specialist
Wildlife biologist
Zoological park curator

Employers of MTSU alumni include:

Aegis Science Corp.
Barrett Firearms Mfg.
Boston Medical Center
California University of Pennsylvania
Central Medical Lab, Sulaimani, Iraq
City of Franklin Water Resources Dept.
Environmental Science Corp.
Genetic Assays
Grundy Greens Farm
Harpeth High School
ICON Clinical Research
Illinois Natural History Survey
Motlow State Community College
Nashville State Community College
Pope John Paul II High School
Premiere Orthopedics
Rockvale Middle School
Siegel High School
Site Engineering Consultants
Stones River National Battlefield
Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Geological Survey
University of Connecticut Health Center
Vanderbilt University

Doctoral/professional programs where graduates have been accepted include:

Arizona State University
Indiana State University
James Cook University, Australia
Middle Tennessee State University
Northern Illinois University
Oklahoma State University
Sao Paulo State University, Brazil
University of Alabama-Birmingham
University of Kentucky Medical School
University of Louisville
University of Memphis
University of Mississippi
University of Tennessee
Uppsala University, Sweden
Utah State University
UT-Memphis Medical School
Vanderbilt University

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