Potential MS Degree Timeline*

This is a hypothetical timeline that shows how a student can complete the Master of Science (MS) degree program at Thomas Edison State University in about 18 months.

To demonstrate how you could progress through the program over an 18-month period, we are using the January term as your first term and move through the program during the four graduate terms offered each year. Each term is 12 weeks.

The timeline is informational in nature and does not represent an actual program plan. Enrolled graduate students work with our deans and academic advisors to develop a program plan that maps out how a student will complete their degree and whether they can transfer previously earned graduate credits or earn graduate credit for what they know through prior learning assessment.

Term (runs for 12 weeks) Courses To Take
First Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of January
  • ORR-510: Organizational Research (3 credits)
  • THC-625: Technology and the Human Community: Challenges and Responses* (3 credits)
Second Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of April
  • APS-600 Productivity Measurement and Continuous Improvement (3 credits)
  • PJM-510 Project Management (3 credits)
Third Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of July
  • APS-601 Technology Innovation and Commercialization (3 credits)
  • CSR-610 Corporate Social Responsibility (3 credits)
Fourth Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of October
  • Area of Study requirement (3 credits)
  • Area of Study requirement (3 credits)
Fifth Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of January
  • Area of Study requirement (3 credits)
  • Area of Study requirement (3 credits)
Sixth Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of April
  • APS-700: Master's Project in Applied Science & Technology (6 credits)

View MS Course Descriptions

*The Information Technology area of study requires students who are not working IT professionals to take MSI-501 Foundation of Information Technology as part of the core requirements, bringing the total credits needed to earn the degree to 39 credits. Students who are IT professionals at the time they are admitted into the program will not be required to take MSI-501, pending a review by the dean. Students who select the Information Technology area of study are not required to take THC-625: Technology and the Human Community: Challenges and Responses