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Applied Technology (MS)

The Master of Science program in Applied Technology (MSAT) is designed for people who want to deepen their understanding and use of technology while enhancing their skills and knowledge for improving the interface between technology and humanity in organizational systems.

Jointly offered by the School for Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) and the College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM), this partially-structured program combines advanced technology courses with professional activities, work projects and independent studies.

You may specialize in one of five areas within MSAT:

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Program Requirements

Program Highlights

This program provides you opportunities to:

  • Draw on the combined strengths of two of DePaul’s colleges, SCPS and CDM
  • Customize portions of your study by combining coursework with applied on-the-job learning/projects
  • Receive coaching and mentoring from a team of university advisors and professional community members
  • Engage in a brief/intensive series of “liberal learning” seminars designed to rekindle and/or deepen your practice in key domains of applied effectiveness (personal, interpersonal, organizational, values and inquiry)
  • Enhancing your expertise in applying technology
  • Earn an accredited graduate degree with competencies endorsed by DePaul

Program Structure

Newly admitted MSAT students may begin the program any quarter. It is recommended to take Introduction to Applied Technology (2 quarter credit hours) and Finding and Managing Information (2 quarter credit hours) early in the program. These two courses set the foundation for your graduate degree.

Program Length

To qualify for the MSAT, you must complete 52 quarter credit hours. The program has four components.

  • Planning and Integration (2 quarter credit hours)
  • Liberal Learning Seminars (18 quarter credit hours)
  • Professional Specialization (24 quarter credit hours)
  • Culmination (8 quarter credit hours)

Certificate Option

The MSAT program includes a graduate certificate in Liberal Learning for Professionals. Learn more.​

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge with respect to applying technology to organizational problem solving and decision-making.
  • Apply reflective acuity in support of applying technology.
  • Engage methods of inquiry to improve practice in applying technology in practice.
  • Take initiative to add value in their professional practice.
  • Adapt and engage from an over-broadening repertoire of responses.
  • Contribute to achieve collective results.

Core Requirements

Course Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours with a cumulative GPA of not less than 3.0.

Planning & Integration

  • AT 580 INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED TECHNOLOGY

Liberal Learning

Students participate in graduate seminars designed to liberate practice from single points of view and action.

  • LLS 410 AGENCY EFFECTIVENESS
  • LLS 420 COLLABORATION EFFECTIVENESS
  • LLS 440 FLEXIBILITY EFFECTIVENESS
  • LLS 450A INQUIRY EFFECTIVENESS
  • LLS 450B INQUIRY EFFECTIVENESS

Professional Specialization

The Professional Specialization includes one of five career-related 'tracks' of core courses offered by the College of Computing and Digital Media.

Culmination

  • AT 587 INDIVIDUALIZED WORK-BASED PROJECT
  • AT 589 INDIVIDUALIZED REFLECTIVE PRACTICE PROJECT

Professional Specialization

The Professional Specialization includes one of five career-related 'tracks' of core courses offered by the College of Computing and Digital Media.