Master On Campus

Public Policy - Science and Technology Policy

Arizona State University

12 months
25200 USD/year
23544 USD/year
11720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Public Policy - Science and Technology Policy MPP program from Arizona State University trains people to lead by making positive policy decisions, addressing the difficult questions associated with public policy, and managing the process of policy creation, approval, implementation and evaluation. 


Students also gain an understanding of policies addressing issues such as poverty, education, the environment and public safety. At the conclusion of the Public Policy - Science and Technology Policy MPP program from Arizona State University, students are able to identify, analyze and interpret the challenges and dilemmas of public policies, especially those of urban areas. Students also are able to approach policy analysis with a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods and are prepared to develop innovative processes and tools to deal with changing realities of public policy and address issues on a global, regional and local scale.

The Master of Public Policy program with a concentration in science and technology policy provides knowledge and skills for students seeking or advancing careers in areas where science and technology are guided by public policy or where science and technology play an integral role in the policy process. This concentration emphasizes theories and research concerning the role of science in decision-making, complexity theory, institutional design of knowledge production organizations, national innovation systems, innovation and industrial policy, technology transfer and research evaluation.

Career Opportunities

Students receiving this degree will be prepared to pursue a career in a field related to public administration or public policy. This may include opportunities as either a manager or policy analyst in local, state or federal agencies; non-profit organizations; and private organizations that interface with public sectors. The program can also serve as a platform for preparation for doctoral studies in public policy, public administration, urban studies and other related programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Service Research 
  • Microeconomics of Public Policy 
  • Public Policy Analysis 
  • Advanced Policy Analysis 
  • Microeconomics of Public Policy 
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Diversity, Ethics and Leading Public Change 
  • Science and Technology Policy 
  • Innovation Policy 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • verbal, quantitative and analytical scores on the GRE (institution code: 4007)
  • three letters of recommendation
  • written statement
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tempe Junction

900 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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