Apr 15, 2024  
2016 - 2017 Graduate Bulletin 
2016 - 2017 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Fine and Applied Arts

Phyllis Kloda, Dean
Kern Maass, Associate Dean


The College of Fine and Applied Arts houses the Master of Science degree program in Technology and the Department of Communication now offers a Graduate Certificate program. Although programs at the graduate level are not available through the Departments of Applied Design, Art, Sustainable Development and Theatre and Dance, these departments offer courses for graduate credit. The following is a listing of the graduate programs with corresponding major codes (in parentheses). For specific requirements, refer to the individual program listings.

Department of Applied Design


Richard Prisco, Interim Chair


Industrial Design

Department of Art


Clifton Meador, Chair


Graphic Arts & Imaging Technology

Department of Communication


Jean DeHart, Chair

Ed Brewer, Graduate Certificate Program Director


Graduate Certificate



Department of Sustainable Development


Richard Rheingans, Chair


Sustainable Development

Department of Sustainable Technology and Built Environment


Brian Raichle, Chair

Marie Hoepfl, Graduate Program Director 

The Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment offers courses that focus on sustainable technological development within the broad areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency, high-performance buildings, and related topics. Students in the graduate program have the opportunity to develop prerequisite and advanced technical expertise in relation to specific concentration areas. Emphasis at the graduate level includes research, leadership, and analytical skill development. A team-based, problem-solving approach to course work and research is stressed, and a variety of field-based experiences can be integrated into the graduate program of study. The program’s aim is to foster philosophies for lifelong professional development and contributions to the professional field of study, with a particular emphasis on development of sustainable technologies.

Graduates of the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment are prepared for careers in fields such as renewable energy research and development; building sciences, including building energy efficiency; sustainability policy development and implementation; energy consulting; and/or for continuing education at the doctoral level.

NOTES: Requirements for admission to candidacy: Satisfactory completion of TEC 5000 ; completion of 18 s.h. of graduate course work with at least a 3.0 GPA; completion of an approved Program of Study, which is filed with the graduate program director.

PEACE CORPS MASTER’S INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM: Fall 2016 is the final term for admissions and enrollment in this joint program with the Peace Corps. More information about the MI program and the discontinuation of the program can be found at: http://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/university-programs/masters-international/


Master of Science



Department of Theatre and Dance


Kevin Warner, Chair