Global Technology and Development, MS

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.

Degree offered

Global Technology and Development, MS
Future of Innovation in Society, School for the

Tempe, Online

Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Admission Requirements

All applicants must complete the graduate admission online application. A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university recognized by ASU is required, in a related field such as political science, international relations, sociology, anthropology, economics, business, education, technology, engineering, life sciences, foreign languages or literature (i.e., topics related to global development, culture or socioeconomic institutions).

Also required is a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of the program.

A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score is required from any applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency). Please visit for more information.

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Division of Graduate College and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society.