The Graduate Program within the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment provides advanced education, research opportunities, and professional development in selected technical areas. The program furthers the Department's vision of "Building Solutions, Developing Leaders" by expanding on the recognized excellence of our undergraduate degree programs. Within the Master of Science in Technology we offer three concentrations:
- Appropriate Technology
- Sustainable Building Design and Construction
- Renewable Energy Engineering (currently inactive)
Each student pursues a unique program of study that includes a common core of required course work and up to 18 elective hours tailored to the individual's concentration, background, and individual interests. Cross-disciplinary study and field-based internships are encouraged. Graduate students work alongside faculty and peers on collaborative research and development projects that add significantly to their professional development.
We welcome applicants from a broad range of backgrounds who seek to move to a new level of intellectual and professional achievement. Our graduate students have served as lead investigators in renewable energy research and outreach projects, as research assistants on a wide variety of funded projects, as project managers in competitions such as the USDOE Solar Decathlon Design Challenge, and through service outreach to agencies such as Habitat for Humanity.
We invite you to become part of this dynamic and engaged community of learners!
If you are interested in learning more about graduate study in the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, please contact the graduate program co-directors, Dr. Andrew Windham at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Marie Hoepfl at email@example.com. Campus visits are encouraged. Formal application to the program is made through the online admissions page on the Graduate School website. Admission decisions are based on your personal statement of goals, two letters of recommendation, your undergraduate GPA, and your resume/CV.
The MS in Technology program is a STEM Designated Degree Program that is eligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT) visa extensions. International applicants are encouraged to apply. As a graduate of our STEM-based program you will be qualified to pursue in-demand careers in renewable energy, construction, and sustainability. For additional support, please also refer to our Office of International Education and Development.
There are two admission deadlines: July 1 (for Fall enrollment), and November 1 (for Spring enrollment). In order to be considered for available scholarships for the coming academic year, applications must be completed by March 1.
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