Washington State University

College of Engineering and Architecture

Engineering and Technology Management (ETM)


PO Box 645220

Pullman, WA 99164

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Engineering and Technology Management, Master of Engineering and Technology Management

Format: Online

Program Description:

Washington State University’s master of Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) program, established in 1982, serves technical professionals and engineers from around the globe who want to learn how to more effectively manage organizations, projects, people, and technology for better results, while still maintaining a full-time job. The program has been recognized as one of the top 30 online engineering programs in America. Students graduate with a Master’s of Engineering and Technology Management.


In this program, students will:

  • develop a systematic and analytic framework to support decision making and make effective changes.
  • gain skills to manage rapidly evolving technology.
  • cultivate business and human resources management skills.
  • learn technical and leadership skills designed to meet today’s—and tomorrow’s—industry needs.
  • stay at the leading edge and become a leader in the management of technology.

The ETM program also offers seven specialized graduate certificates.  This allows students to complete shorter professional blocks of coursework relevant to their specific needs. Students may take four courses (12-credit hours) in specialized areas. A certificate is awarded upon completion of these courses. Course credits earned for a certificate may also apply to a master’s degree in the ETM program or other graduate degree programs. A student may earn more than one certificate and may work on the certificate and master’s program concurrently.

  • Constraints Management
  • Construction Project Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Manufacturing Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Six Sigma Quality Management
  • Systems Engineering Management    

This all-online program is delivered using an innovative blend of traditional classroom instruction and the latest in web conferencing technologies; which allows students and faculty to interact in real time as well as providing the benefits of recorded classes for busy students.  Faculty all have industry experience allowing them to relate real world organization savvy. Students are encouraged to use current business issues in conjunction with the coursework to solve existing problems in their workplace.


A Master’s Degree in Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) requires 30 semester hours (10 courses) of coursework and two to four credits of a final non-thesis project report or comprehensive exam. The program is interdisciplinary, with course offerings in engineering management and technology-related business courses. Up to four graduate engineering electives from a student’s technical discipline may also be applied to completion of the degree.


Washington State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

International Student Requirements:

Engineering and Technology Management program welcomes international students. In addition to the above requirements, international applicants must have TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB official scores submitted directly to the Graduate School from the testing services. Please note that ETM is an all-online program and no I-20 forms needs to be issued.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 32 – 34 for Master’s Degree and 12 for certificates

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1375 USD

In State Tuition (per year): $1375 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): $1375 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. To determine eligiblity for federal student aid, students should begin by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal School Code: 003800

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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