Master of Science in Operations and Technology Management (MS)

Program Highlights: 

  • An interdisciplinary program that combines the study of operations management with information systems to enable the graduate to enhance an organization's efficiency and effectiveness
  • Opens doors to a wide range of careers including financial services, high technology, healthcare, manufacturing, insurance, finance, and sports
  • Study business processes that utilize technology to make those processes more productive, practical, and purposeful
  • 33 credit hour flexible program designed for working professionals
  • Ability to choose between two concentrations of study through individual selected electives: operations management or information services

For additional program specific information, visit the Pamplin School of Business.

Graduate School Application 

Admission Requirements:

  • Statement of Goals
    • Essay prompt: Please provide a 200-300 word narrative of your academic and/or professional goals. The importance of your intended degree program in the pursuit of these goals should also be made clear.
  • Current Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • The online application will prompt you to provide email addresses for two references.  A request will be sent directly to your references and they can upload a Word document or PDF letter.
    • Alternatively, completed letters of recommendation may be emailed as a signed attachment to or sent via mail to ATTN: Graduate School, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland, Oregon, 97203, directly by the reference.  
  • Official Transcripts (from all previously attended academic institutions)
    • Must be submitted directly from the institution or in a sealed envelope given to the applicant directly from the academic institution
    • A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university recognized by the University of Portland is required
      • International Applicants: All foreign degrees will be evaluated by International Student Services prior to an admissions decision  
    • International Applicants: Transcripts from foreign universities must follow the above guideline as well as be in English or be accompanied by an English translation certified as authentic. 
  • Official test scores
    • GMAT or GRE
      • Quantitative score in the 55th percentile and verbal score in the 50th percentile
      • This score can be waived if you meet one of the following requirements: 
        • Significant and relevant work experience 
        • Completed 9 hours of coursework at an AACSB accredited graduate business program with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
        • Business related graduate degree from an AACSB  accredited program
        • Completed 6 hours of graduate business courses at the University of Portland as a non-degree seeking student and earned a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher
    • International Applicants: an official score from either the TOEFL (minimum score of 88) and IELTS (minimum score of 7.0) exam is required 
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Undergraduate degree in business or foundational business coursework including: accounting, marketing, and finance 
  • Students who do not have a business background will be required to successfully complete two online tutorials: Accounting and Finance
  • M.S.O.T.M. candidates who do not have an academic or professional OTM background will be required to take BUS 505 (Introduction to OTM)
  • International Applicants: Proof of financial support will be required to attend the University of Portland, but not required for application review 

4+1 Program & Requirements: 

  • Open to UP Juniors and Seniors who complete the above application requirements 
  • Please note that a conditional offer of admission is given until a degree awarding transcript with GPA verification is submitted to the Graduate School

Application Timeline: 

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the following deadlines: 

  • Fall Semester: July 19
  • Spring Semester: December 15
  • Summer Semester: April 15

Program Contact: 

International Applicants: 

  • Please note the additional application requirements listed above in the "Admission Requirements" section
  • For additional information, please visit International Student Services