M.Sc. On Campus Online

Global Technology and Development

12 months
23544 USD/year
23544 USD/year
11720 USD/year
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The Global Technology and Development MSc program from Arizona State University offers students a global program that encompasses social, economic and political development, while highlighting the variables of technology and innovation in these development processes.


The Global Technology and Development MSc program from Arizona State University offers a globally and technologically focused program by exposing students to a comprehensive understanding of systems of technology, the interface between technology and society, and their roles in global development, innovation and change. On a theoretical level, the program seeks to bridge the perspectives of international development and science, technology and society, incorporating theoretical and conceptual frameworks from both fields of study into the core curriculum.

The study of technology and applied sciences has traditionally taken place separately from the social science disciplines, offering little insight into how the advance of technology affects social, political and economic development, and vice versa. At the same time, academic programs that do explore these issues are often created in isolation from science and technology.  Yet, in the 21st century, it is imperative that we seek to understand the interrelationships between technological and human development, as well as how these interrelationships affect the environment.

Program Objectives

Students will learn the following:
  • Identification and evaluation of theories of economic, social and political development, and how they help us understand the impact of technology.
  • A broad understanding of sociotechnical systems and scope of human activity globalized and revolutionized by technology, particularly in the current era of globalization.
  • Critical analyses of current global events and situations including an understanding of their historical contexts, in order to make appropriate policy decisions regarding technology and development.
  • Understanding of the implications of technological innovation and development in environments other than their own society and culture.
  • Appreciation of factors that differ in various cultural, political and social contexts.
  • Identification of problems, formulation of research agendas, and implementation of research

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Development Policy & Practices 
  • Global Technology and Development
  • Technology and the International Political System
  • Research Design in Technology and Development
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis in Technology and Development
  • Technology and Development in Zones of Conflict
  • Technology and Development in the Middle East 
  • Technology and Development in Latin America

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university recognized by ASU in a related field such as political science, international relations, sociology, anthropology, economics, business, education, technology, engineering, life sciences, foreign languages or literature.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA.

All applicants must submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • personal statement
  • two letters of recommendation
  • proof of English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23544 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.
  • Online Arizona resident: $11,928/year
  • Online Non-Arizona resident: $13,240/year

Living costs for Tempe

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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