Technology and Society Graduate School Applicants



Technology shapes every facet of modern life. Familiarity with the characteristics, capabilities, and limitations of current and emerging technologies is indispensable to wise and effective decisions and practices in government, business, and personal life. At all levels and in all disciplines, careers in industry, government, and education ever more turn on the ability to see and seize the opportunities and address the problems that technology often presents. Technological developments are indeed re-defining those very careers and changing the workplace itself.

Managing modern technologies calls upon a synthesis of tools drawn from many disciplines: science and engineering, computer and information technology, economics and regulation, psychology and community values, design and assessment. The Master's Degree in Technological Systems Management provides professionals in all fields and people planning such careers with state-of-the-art concepts, analytical tools, and practical skills for managing specific technological systems and improving their performance.

A deep understanding of the technology and a broad knowledge of the social implications of technology are essential to identifying, understanding, and addressing a growing number of complex issues facing our society. The Ph.D. program in Technology, Policy, and Innovation (TPI) is at the forefront of current and emerging efforts to address the challenges that arise from the intersection of technological innovation and societal changes. The Ph.D. degree in TPI is for students who wish to be engines of national leadership in gauging the prospects and charting the future course of technologies.

Technological Systems Management (TSM) M.S. Program


While the M.S. program in Technological Systems Management is designed around three concentrations: Educational Technology, Energy and Environmental Systems, or Global Operations Management, SUNY Korea currently offers students with a concentration in “Global Operations Management.”


With a concentration in Global Operations Management


Managers and knowledge workers face the challenges of rapid change, evolving technology and burgeoning information in today's global economy. Today, business is not as usual. Business is fiercely competitive and global competition is a reality. Downsizing, rightsizing, mergers, relocation, layoffs, and the slow extinction of middle-management has led to the need for individuals who can provide aggressive and innovative solutions to their company's challenges.


This program enables individuals to understand the integration of an enterprise's processes, and how to utilize modern tools, techniques and technologies to make their organization more competitive and profitable. The goal of this program is to increase the student's value to their organization. This is accomplished by introducing the strategic fundamentals of the customer/value driven enterprise, the management concepts of organizational design and structure, and the basic business processes for running an enterprise, including quality assurance, finance and accounting, and information systems.


Technology, Policy, and Innovation (TPI) Ph.D. Program


Program Overview


Students in the TPI Ph.D. program will work in one or more of three areas of faculty research strength: 1) energy and environmental systems; 2) educational technologies, and education in engineering and applied sciences; and, 3) technology management, engineering entrepreneurship, and science and technology policy. In addition to drawing on the expertise of faculty in the Department of Technology and Society, the new Ph.D. program is supported by more than 20 affiliated faculty members from throughout the Stony Brook campus.

The TPI Ph.D. Program was developed with a four-part mission:


•  To develop a cadre of scholars who will be engines of national leadership in gauging the prospects and charting the future course of technologies;

•  To carry out policy and design/planning research in three interacting socio-technological areas: energy and environmental systems; educational technologies, and education in engineering and applied sciences; technology management, engineering entrepreneurship, and science and technology policy;

•  To establish a new model for twenty-first century doctoral education that promotes highly intensive collaborations and uses advanced educational technologies in a fertile, diverse, globally networked laboratory environment that transcends disciplinary boundaries; and,

•  To serve as an exemplary resource for regional and national industry and government, and for schools, colleges/universities, and other educational institutions in both implementing technological innovation and carrying out policy studies.




1. Priority Deadline:

•  Fall Admission: June 30

•  Spring Admission: January 15


2. Required Documents

•  Online Application

Note: Must include a Statement of Purpose(SoP) in the application.

A Statement of Purpose describing the applicant’s relevant past experience and immediate and long-term goals. Applicants should describe how the type of research that they expect to conduct while in the program relates to one of the department’s research areas,

1) energy and environmental systems, 2) engineering education, management, and policy, and 3) for those enrolled through SUNY Korea, information and communications technologies (ICT) for sustainable development.

•  Two copies of official transcript in English

•  Official English Proficiency Score for M.S.: TOEFL (85 or above) or IELTS (6.5 or above)

•  Official English Proficiency Score for Ph.D.: TOEFL (90 or above) or IELTS (7.0 or above)

•  Official GRE score

•  Three letters of recommendation from three recommenders (via online or papers in sealed envelops, signed across the seal by the recommender. The paper form can be downloaded from the online)


* Applicants must submit original copies for all supporting documents (except for college diplomas).

* All documents should be submitted in ENGLISH.

* Prepare all required documents and send them directly to the admissions office:


      Department of Technology & Society

      A309 Academic Building

      SUNY Korea

      119 Songdo Moonhwa-ro, Yeonsu-gu

      Incheon, S. Korea  21985



Minji Kang, Department Program Coordinator