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The intent of the residency is to provide opportunities for you to become involved with your colleagues and acquainted with the community of scholars. It combines academic preparation with reflection on scholarly work while developing an intellectual perspective about the issues and problems in your discipline of study. In addition, residency provides an opportunity for networking and social bonding among your fellow cohort.

The Ph.D. in Technology Management relies extensively on alternative communication technologies to deliver key components of the doctoral program. These same technologies will be used to provide intensive interactive communication between students and faculty at the consortium universities. Those same desired intellectual and socialization characteristics experienced in the more traditional residency are designed into the combined campus experiences supported by the development of a Professional Portfolio.


  • An ever-increasing variety of professional and intellectual activities.
  • The expansion of professional involvement.
  • The development, extensive use of professional resources, including personal communication networks.
  • Significant interchange beyond the classroom between fellow students.
  • Significant involvement in professional activities, including giving presentations, attending conferences, assisting in organizing departmental events, and
  • Significant familiarity with the existence of professional resources and the knowledge to access and use them.


Residency requirements in the PhD in Technology Management program have been designed to immerse the doctoral student in their program of study while providing the flexibility characteristic of the program. For this reason, an executive-style residency program has been developed using the resources of the consortium to broaden the experiences of the student. Residency requirements should be completed during the second third of the student’s coursework. Generally, students complete the residency requirement after they have successfully completed a semester or two of Consortium coursework.


  • During one calendar year, students must complete a minimum of 18 semester hours which directly apply toward meeting degree requirements. 
  • During the Residency year, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 semester hours in either the fall or spring semester. The balance of hours necessary to meet residency requirements (a minimum of 9 additional hours) to be completed during the remaining semester(s) (including summer sessions).

(Revised residency policy effective fall semester, 2004)