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The ASU Master of Science and Technology Policy program is committed to training future policy makers, analysts and influencers to help build a better future for everyone by bringing unique skills and perspectives to emerging science and technology-related challenges. The program prepares its graduates to have an impact in today’s technologically and socially complex world.
Drawing on some of the world’s leading experts and innovative thinkers, the ASU MSTP program trains future leaders, policy makers and analysts to tackle a variety of complex issues ranging from climate change, energy security and public health, to the socially responsible and beneficial development and use of new and emerging technologies.
The program is an accelerated one year, cohort-based program that is ideally suited to those interested in making sure that science and technology serve society through responsive and effective policy development and implementation. It draws students from a wide range of background (technical and non-technical), and prepares them to develop successful science and technology policy-related careers with government, business, academia, and non-governmental organizations.
Students will learn:
(see the MSTP Handbook for more specific information):
The program requires 30 credits of coursework including an oral presentation of a written Applied Project report (HSD 593), a Policy Workshop in Washington, DC (HSD 505), and an Internship (HSD 584):
Six (6) credits of required core courses:
Six (6) credits of restricted elective courses from a list provided by the Degree Program Chair
Six (6) credits of applied policy analysis courses:
Three (3) credits of Science and Technology Policy internship
Nine (9) credits of electives
See below for a sample of elective courses. If there are specific classes you wish to take as your electives that are not on the list below, you may request approval from the degree program chair.
Program fees in addition to University tuition (https://students.asu.edu/tuitionandfees) are $250 per credit hour for a total of $7,500 total program fees for the 30-credit program