ETM Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management and Graduate Certificates

  • All university admission requirements, including requirements for English as a Second Language (LINK)
  • 4 year undergraduate degree in engineering or a related discipline from an accredited academic institution.
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75/4.00 or higher. Applicants who have already earned 9 or more letter-graded graduate credits must have a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.00/4.00 or higher; this GPA supersedes the undergraduate GPA. (Conditional admission is possible with a cumulative undergraduate GPA between 2.50/4.00 and 2.74/4.00)
  • At least four years of experience in engineering or related discipline 
  • A background in probability/statistics
  • Statements of interest and three letters of recommendation, acceptable to the ETM faculty

Consideration may be given to applicants who have not satisfied all of the conditions above if they are judged to have a higher potential than reflected by their past academic performance and professional experience.

Apply to the MS in Engineering and Technology Management.

After your application to the program has been approved, you will need to activate your Odin Account in order to get access to any PSU resources, including registration for classes.

Ph.D. in Technology Management

  • All university admission requirements, including requirements for English as a Second Language
  • Undergraduate degree in engineering or a related discipline from an accredited academic institution
  • Minimum TOEFL score (or equivalent): 575  (for international students)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 out of 4.0 undergraduate or 3.50 out of 4.0 graduate (with at least 12 graduate credits)
  • Detailed statement of research interests and three letters of recommendation acceptable to the ETM faculty

Consideration may be given to applicants who have not satisfied all of the conditions above if they are judged to have a higher potential than reflected by their past academic performance and professional experience.

Apply to the PhD in Technology Management.

After your application to the program has been approved, you will need to activate your Odin Account in order to get access to any PSU resources, including registration for classes.

Affiliated Programs

Affiliated Programs have their own admission requirements:

Taking courses without admission 

Our courses are available to Non-Degree Seeking students. This a good option for the following scenarios:

  • You want to update skills in only a few courses and not receive a degree.
  • You have not yet been admitted to ETM but expect to be admitted later. You can begin earning credits right away and apply them to your graduate program later. (Note that the maximum number of pre-admission credits that can be used is 16.)
  • You are considering different degree programs, universities, or locations. All credits you receive are fully accredited and transferable to PSU and institutions that accept PSU credits.

(Note that Non-Degree Seeking students do not qualify for financial aid and cannot obtain a student visa.) 

Steps to register for ETM classes as a Non-Degree Student:

  1. Complete the non-degree application.
  2. Once admitted as a non-degree student, you will need to activate your Odin Account in order to get access to any PSU resources, including registration for classes.
  3. Contact etminfo@pdx.edu to seek instructions on permission for enrolling in the course.
  4. Prospective students may always attend the first class of a course they are considering, even without registration.