Graduate Degree Programs

Master’s Degree Programs

The IST Master’s degree programs provide terminal degrees in specialty areas where demand for qualified professionals is great.

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Degree Requirements: 30 graduate credit hours

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Doctorate Degree Programs

The IST Doctor of Science degree programs prepare students for careers in applied research, technology innovation, and entrepreneurship. The degree program was created to fill a void in the availability of advanced degree training in “inventioneering,” the science of putting science to work for the betterment of mankind.

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, science is the careful study of the structure and behavior of the physical world, especially by watching, measuring, and doing experiments, and the development of theories to describe the results of these activities. Basic or pure science is focused on advancing scientific theories and laws that explain and predict events in the natural world.

Inventioneering relates to the practical application of science. It accesses and uses accumulated theories, knowledge, methods, and techniques, for a specific client-driven purpose. Applied research usually has specific commercial objectives related to products, procedures, or services. It deals with solving practical problems and generally employs empirical methodologies.

The inventioneer starts with basic science, which is focused on advancing scientific theories and laws, and pulling from that basic foundation, uses the scientific method to discover practical applications and uses for the pure knowledge.
The IST doctoral program is intended for students in residency. Many of the courses involve participation in “hands-on” applied research and inventioneering. In addition to the applied research, it is a specific objective of this program to provide students with actual experience in entrepreneurial activities such as intellectual property development, managing teams, raising working capital, and developing marketing programs. Students graduating with this degree are in high demand for product development opportunities, managing research teams, and overseeing high-tech startups.

Programs:

Doctorate Degree Requirements:
Specialization30 graduate credits
Inventioneering12 graduate credits
Research Methodologies15 graduate credits
Dissertation Research Project15 graduate credits
 72 graduate credits after Bachelor’s
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