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The MS in Public Interest Technology is a groundbreaking new program designed to train leaders who will imagine, design, and use technology for social good. This cross-disciplinary program will help students develop knowledge and skills that will allow them to understand the motivations for and challenges of public interest technology, assess new and emerging technologies for social impact, engage with users through a process of codesign, and deploy technologies responsibly.
The ASU MSTP provides professional education for students seeking advanced public, nonprofit or private sector careers in science and technology policy and related fields in the United States and abroad. Students will learn essential skills, knowledge, and methods for analyzing innovation, expertise, and large-scale technological systems. Particular emphasis is placed on the political and societal contexts of science and technology and their impacts on society. The program features a one year, cohort-based program designed to attract students of the highest caliber in their early- to mid-career.
The MS in global technology and development is a program in international social, economic and political development that highlights the variable of technology and innovation in these development processes and analyzes change within the context of the current era of globalization. One of the central concerns addressed in the program is the global disparity in wealth and access to resources and basic needs, both between and within countries. Students are encouraged to pursue unique research questions in the developed or the developing worlds which engage them in social science research on issues related to technology and human socioeconomic and political development. Students take theoretical, research, policy and regional studies courses to prepare for the master's degree culminating experience requirement of an applied project.