The Science, Technology and Public Policy program of Rochester Institute of Technology builds on RIT’s strengths as a technological university, enabling students to interact with faculty and researchers who are working on scientific developments and technological innovations that drive new public policy considerations.
This technology policy master's degree is interdisciplinary and draws significantly from disciplines and courses throughout RIT. It is geared toward producing graduates who will make significant contributions in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors.
A Technology Policy Master's Degree For Today's Innovative World
Self-driving cars, cybersecurity threats, data protection and privacy, and artificial intelligence are just a few of the hot button topics in the rapidly evolving intersection of technology, innovation, and public policy.
To effectively create public policy around issues impacted by technology and innovation, you must be knowledgeable of both the science and technology behind the issue as well as the system of laws, regulatory measures, and courses of action that guide the creation of effective public policy.
Courses in Technology and Public Policy
All students in the program complete a set of policy core courses that emphasize analysis, problem-solving, and interdisciplinary approaches. Students work with an adviser to choose electives that focus their policy studies in a particular area, such as environmental policy, climate change policy, health care policy, STEM education policy, telecommunications policy, or energy policy. The program consists of required core courses, elective courses, and the completion of a thesis or comprehensive exam. The thesis option allows students to work with a faculty adviser on an independent research project in their area of interest.
- Readings in Public Policy
- Graduate Policy Analysis
- Graduate Science and Technology Policy Seminar
- Graduate Decision Analysis
- Evaluation and Research Design
- Public Policy Thesis
- 12 months
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- Submit copies of official transcript(s) (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work, including any transfer credit earned.
- Hold a baccalaureate degree (or US equivalent) from an accredited university or college.
- Recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).
- Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
- Two letters of recommendations are required. Refer to Application Instructions and Requirements for additional information.
International54176 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 54176 USD per year during 12 months.
National54176 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 54176 USD per year during 12 months.
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