Overveiw / Program Description
Master of Science in Integrated Science and Technology
Under the auspices of the Dean, the Master of Science in Integrated Science and Technology degree program is offered jointly by the Departments of Chemistry and Physics, Computer Science and Industrial Technology, and Mathematics.
Southeastern’s Master of Science in Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT) degree program is the only graduate degree program in the state of Louisiana that is a professional master’s degree developed through funding by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. It is an innovative, interdisciplinary program that emphasizes applications of chemistry, computer science, industrial technology, mathematics, and physics in a career enhancement degree. While preparing for professional careers that integrate mathematics, science, and technology, ISAT students have the opportunity to work with highly qualified professors from three departments as well as leaders from industry and business. A strong core of interdisciplinary, experiential courses forms a foundation in mathematics, science, and technology. A variety of electives then allow students to focus on areas of interest. Recent graduates of the ISAT program are currently enjoying careers at DuPont Chemicals, EATEL Corp., Interlox Co., Southeastern Louisiana University, and the U.S. Navy.
Students who complete the ISAT degree at Southeastern Louisiana University will be able to:
- Integrate information and concepts across different scientific and technical disciplines.
- Apply specialized knowledge from chemistry, computer science, industrial technology, mathematics, or physics to solve problems that are critical to future growth of business and industry.
- Work effectively with people who possess various educational and experiential backgrounds.
- Use appropriate technology in communication, information and knowledge management, modeling, forecasting, and decision-making.
The ISAT degree requires 33 hours of graduate credit coursework.