Frequently Asked Questions


Do you want to earn a master of science degree from a science and technology university?

Are you keen to be an early adopter of Blockchain technology?

Do you want to be part of a disruptive technology development?

Are you seeking to become a successful tech entrepreneur?

A master’s degree from a science and technology university can advance your career.

Manage next generation disruptive technologies as an organizational leader.

Blockchain is one of the most transformative technologies of the day.

Implement cutting-edge Blockchain solutions.

The Blockchain job market is heating up. You should catch the wave before it's too late to ride it. Here is what the media has to say about this space.

  • Blockchain is the second most-in-demand job skill in tech (Clifford Associates)
  • Blockchain jobs continue to explode; offer salary premiums (Computerworld)
  • 2018: A report on blockchain jobs and salaries (Hackernoon)
  • IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle among companies hiring Blockchain talent (Benzinga)
  • Blockchain is the second most in demand skill in the labor market
  • Blockchain related jobs on LinkedIn quadrupled in 2017
  • According to Indeed.com, Blockchain Jobs increased 631% since 2015
  • Indeed.com received 8 times more interest in Blockchain jobs in 2017, compared to 2016.
  • Indeed.com reported a 621% increase in Blockchain jobs
  • Hybrid / Executive Format: A hybrid program combining the benefits of both online and classroom formats
  • Faculty from university and industry: Full-time Harrisburg University faculty bring industry and academic experience on how to manage next generation disruptive technologies. Corporate faculty from TalentSprint bring Blockchain expertise into the classroom.
  • 1 Year MS Degree: Don’t miss the opportunities with new technologies. Get your degree and training in 1 year so that you can make your impact in the field right away!

TalentSprint works closely with industry as an implementation partner to create new talent in disruptive technologies like AI, Machine Learning, and Cyber Defense. TalentSprint brings their subject matter expertise in Blockchain technologies to the design and teaching of the elective courses for this program.

Allegro is coordinating content, faculty, academic quality assurance, and student enrollment among the program partners. Allegro Learning Solutions is also supporting career advising and staffing services for students who complete the program by aligning with key industry partners.

The program is a masters degree offering from Harrisburg University of Science & Technology, 1 of 12 graduate degrees available at Harrisburg University. Harrisburg University is hosting the program at its Philadelphia campus at 1500 Spring Garden Street, across the street from the Community College of Philadelphia.

The Program is conducted by a highly proficient team of faculty in the fields of Information Systems, Engineering and Management, Computer Information Systems, CyberSecurity, Data Analytics and Blockchain and Cryptocurrency.

Students in the master of science program will complete 5 core courses, 5 elective courses in Blockchain technologies and 2 capstone courses.

The program is a 1 year master’s degree program. There are 3 semesters, each following a 14 week course schedule. The courses are in an executive format, requiring attendance at 3 on site class sessions for each course, as well as weekly online meetings and weekly online assignments for each course.

Semester 1: January 5,, 2019 - April 25, 2019

  • Executive Weekend Dates
  • Weekend 1: January 5-6
  • Weekend 2: February 16-17
  • Weekend 3: March 30-31

Semester 2: May 4, 2019 - August 17, 2019

  • Executive Weekend Dates
  • Weekend 1: May 4-5
  • Weekend 2: June 8-9
  • Weekend 3: July 27-28

Semester 3: July 13, 2019 - October 18, 2019

  • Executive Weekend Dates
  • Weekend 1: July 13-14
  • Weekend 2: August 17-18
  • Weekend 3: September 28-29

The 1 year MS Degree in Next Generation Disruptive Technologies with a concentration in Blockchain Technologies is a full-time master’s degree program. Students will take 4 courses a semester, with each course requiring at least 10-15 hours of study a week.

Yes, Harrisburg University is a laptop environment. Each student must provide his or her own laptop to fully participate in the academic program.

1 Year Master’s Program: $40,000

2 Year Master’s Program: $28,800

There are individual payment plans and an employer deferred payment plan available through Harrisburg University. Individual payment plans are not available for international students.

Refund Policy for Traditional Semester Terms: A student who withdraws from the University prior to the end of the third week of the semester may be due a credit for the unearned portion of the tuition charge.

The rate of refund for withdrawal from the University is based on total charges and is as follows:

  • Prior to the first day of a semester 100%
  • During the first week 75%
  • During the second week 50%
  • During the third week 25%
  • After the third week 0%

Tuition Refund Policy: Tuition for the semester is considered fully-earned at the end of the third week of classes. For refund purposes, the semester begins on the first day of class for that semester, regardless of the student’s first class day of attendance during week one. The period of time used to calculate the tuition refund is the first day of class of the semester to the University’s determination date of official or unofficial withdrawal.

Yes. Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Graduate programs are not eligible for financial aid. However, Graduate students can apply for a Graduate PLUS Loan and pursue alternative loan options.

You will earn your master’s degree from Harrisburg University of Science & Technology upon successful completion of the program.

You will need to attend classes on site 3 times a semester. You will attend an orientation and attend 9 class sessions at the site in Philadelphia, for a total of 10 on site visits throughout the 1 year program.

Students in the MS Degree in Next Generation Disruptive Technologies do not have to have programming experience prior to being accepted into the program. Some elective course do require programming knowledge, but students can choose whether to take those courses based on their experience and comfort with computer programming.

Disruptive technologies impact businesses in all industries, but firms in financial technology (FinTech), banking, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and technology are especially in need of employees with the knowledge and skills to take advantage of next generation disruptive technologies. Specific firms where Harrisburg University graduates are employed include Select Medical, Deloitte, Highmark, Capital Blue Cross, TE Connectivity, PHEAA and Comcast.