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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), and an MSTP Professional Development Seminar series.
Six (6) credits of required core courses:
Three (3) credits of professional development:
Nine (9) credits of restricted elective courses from a list provided by the Degree Program Chair
Students may submit a syllabus from another course for review as a Restricted Elective.
Nine (9) credits of electives approved by the degree program chair.
Three (3) credits of applied project