Master of Professional Studies in Technology Management

FAQs

GENERAL QUESTIONS

Visit the Admissions page for general FAQs related to the application process, tuition, financial aid and more.

You can view and download the Master of Professional Studies Handbook here.

PROGRAM-SPECIFIC QUESTIONS

Do you offer any online classes?
Do you offer weekend courses?
How many students are in each class?
What is the timeline for graduation?
How do the concentrations in the curriculum work?
Can you transfer into the program from another MPS program, if so, how?
Do you offer internship placements?
Could you tell me about the faculty?
Can I visit the campus and meet with staff?

ONLINE FORMAT-SPECIFIC QUESTIONS

Is there any difference between the online and on-campus format?
How many weeks is each online course?
Will all on-campus courses be available in the online format?
When will all courses be available in the online format?
Can I take both online and on-campus formats during my time in the program?
Will the faculty be the same for both the online and on-campus courses?
Will the admissions process be the same for both the online and on-campus formats?
How can I determine if my state or country of residence is eligible for the online format?


PROGRAM-SPECIFIC QUESTIONS

Do you offer any online classes?

The master of professional studies in Technology Management (TM) is offered in two formats: on campus and online. Classes for the on-campus program take place at 640 Massachusetts Avenue, with occasional lectures and assignments offered in a virtual setting. The online format is completely virtual, and students participate in all lectures and assignments directly from their computers. 

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Do you offer weekend courses?

Yes, we do offer courses on the weekends, generally on Friday nights and during the day on Saturday. The normal course schedule is evenings during the week, Monday–Thursday.

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How many students are in each class?

Typically, classes are limited to 20–25 students.

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What is the timeline for graduation?

It generally takes part-time students less than two years to complete this master’s program; full-time students can complete the program in about three to four semesters (12-16 calendar months).

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How do the concentrations in the curriculum work?

TM offers a number of concentrations. Concentrations in TM are suggested. Students can pick a predefined program concentration or mix and match courses with guidance from our program advisors. 

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Can you transfer into the program, if so, how?

Up to six credits can be transferred, subject to the dean’s approval. We will need your transcript, the course descriptions, and the syllabi. Please speak to the TM program staff about this process. 

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Do you offer internship placements?

Unfortunately, we do not offer direct internship placements. However, because we have relationships with many organizations, we announce internship and job opportunities in our bi-weekly newsletter.

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Could you tell me about the faculty?

Our faculty members are well-respected professionals from the across the technology industry. They are selected based on their expertise and level of experience.

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Can I visit the campus and meet with staff?

Absolutely. But please contact our staff first to schedule your visit and arrange meetings. You can also schedule a class visit to get a firsthand experience of what our program offers.

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ONLINE FORMAT-SPECIFIC QUESTIONS

Is there any difference between the online and on-campus format?

The learning outcomes are the same for both online and on-campus. The format for how the course is delivered is the only difference. The online format is the same as the campus format, only formatted for students who prefer learning in a flexible online community and/or are not located in the D.C. metro area. 

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How many weeks is each online course?

In most cases, courses in the online format will follow the “module schedule.” This means that courses are structured over 7.5 weeks (rather than the full 15-week length of a typical semester), allowing students to complete two courses concurrently online each semester. 

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Will all on-campus courses be available in the online format?

To date, we will offer the following courses in the online format:

  • Ethics
  • Managing Technology
  • Systems Requirements
  • Financial Analysis for Technology Managers
  • Project Management
  • Enterprise Modernization
  • Managing Diverse Organizations in a Flat World
  • Business, Intelligence, Big Data and Analysis
  • Information Security
  • Capstone

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When will courses be available in the online format?

The full suite of online courses will be available in Fall 2016. 

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Can I take both online and on-campus formats during my time in the program?

Yes, TM students are not restricted by program format. Students may take courses online or on-campus simultaneously. 

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Will the faculty be the same for both the online and on-campus courses?

TM selects experts in their particular field to teach all our courses, whether on-campus or online. 

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Will the admissions process be the same for both the online and on-campus formats?

Yes, the admissions process and criteria are the same for applicants, regardless of whether they are applying to the online or on-campus formats.

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How can I determine if my state or country of residence is eligible for the online format?

Georgetown University is not yet able to offer online formats in every state for every online format. Please check your state or country’s eligibility on the Important Policies for Online Students page.

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