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 one of the following tracks: business analytics, information technology management, operations and supply chain management, or operations and technology management.

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 gradschl@up.edu 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
    • Optional: GMAT or GRE
      • Quantitative score in the 55th percentile and verbal score in the 50th percentile
    • International Applicants: an official English proficiency exam score is required from TOEFL (minimum score of 88), IELTS (minimum score of 7.0), or Duolingo (minimum score of 110).
  • 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