May 19, 2024  
2020-21 Graduate Catalog 
2020-21 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology, Occupational Health and Safety Concentration, M.S.

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Saleh Sbenaty, Program Director
(615) 898-2966

The Department of Engineering Technology  offers the Master of Science degree in Engineering Technology with concentrations in Engineering Technology as well as Occupational Health and Safety and thesis and non-thesis options. The department also offers courses in the Master of Science in Professional Science concentration in Engineering Management.

Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.

Admission Requirements

Successful applicants typically have a GRE quantitative score of 148 or higher and a verbal score of 143 or higher.

NOTE: The GRE may be waived for those students who have a GPA of at last 3.00 from the MTSU Engineering Technology undergraduate program.

Application Procedures

All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Applicant must

  1. submit an application with the appropriate application fee (online at Once this initial application has been accepted, the applicant will receive directions on how to enter the graduate portal to be able to submit other materials.
  2. submit official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  3. submit official transcripts of all previous college work.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Engineering Technology with a concentration in Occupational Health and Safety requires completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours (thesis option), with at least 21 hours at the 6000 level. The non-thesis option requires completion of a minimum of 36 hours, with at least 26 hours at the 6000 level.

Students are expected to have completed 3 semester hours of an approved research tool on the undergraduate or graduate level. Students not meeting this requirement will be expected to complete it as part of their program of study.

Students in the thesis option must complete and successfully defend a thesis (3 hours).

Students following the non-thesis option must successfully complete the research project within the required ET 6190  Six Sigma course, complete a report on the project, and present the results.

Curriculum: Engineering Technology, Occupational Health and Safety

The following illustrates the minimum coursework requirements.

Thesis Option (30 hours)

Non-thesis Option (36 hours)

Individualized Study Course (3 hours)

Electives (6 hours)*

Complete 6 semester hours from approved courses.

* The program may include a cognate of 6 hours in management and marketing, computer science, economics, computer information systems, or psychology.

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