March 12, 2014
Master of Science in Facility Management Expanding to Online
Beginning in September 2014, Wentworth Institute of Technology will offer its Master of Science in Facility Management in a fully online format in addition to the current on-campus format. This represents the third fully online degree program for the Institute. Both the on-campus and online formats will continue to be offered part-time to appeal to working adults.
According to Pat Hafford, dean of both the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Professional and Continuing Education at Wentworth, “Wentworth has a strong reputation for delivering a high-quality education in facility management that prepares our students for career success. We are excited to be able to offer our Master of Science in Facility Management in a fully online format to expand access to individuals who desire to learn at Wentworth, but cannot regularly travel to campus due to geographic constraints or personal and professional obligations.”
The new online program format provides the same high-quality curriculum as the on-campus version, and also maintains a small student to faculty ratio to emphasize personalized attention and encourage peer to peer learning. In addition, online students in the program will have access to all of the same resources as their on-campus counterparts.
The Master of Science in Facility Management program is designed for those who wish to manage and lead within the facilities management profession, providing students with rigorous training in post-graduate management principles within the context of the facilities environment. Graduates of the program will be prepared for leadership roles in facility management and related industries. Research shows facility management professionals are in demand now more than ever, with 65 to70 percent of facility managers expected to retire in the next five to 10 years.
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology is an independent, co-educational, nationally ranked institution offering career-focused education for both traditional and adult learners. The College of Professional and Continuing Education at Wentworth caters to the diverse needs of the growing adult learner population, with over 30 certificate, undergraduate and master’s degrees, offered part-time at night, on weekends, and online. The College offers programming related to the construction, facilities, high-technology, architecture, and engineering industries, offering both management and technical training in each of these areas. For more information, please visit www.wit.edu/continuinged.
- Dennis Nealon