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HSD Resources

The HSD Ph.D. Program makes funding offers in conjunction with admission offers. The program director works with faculty who might serve on a prospective student’s advisory committee to develop funding from a variety of campus resources, such as research assistantships funded by faculty grants, teaching assistantships, and fellowships. Prospective students desiring funding should be sure to list three faculty members they may wish to work with in their online application.

Student FAQs

Students transitioning into the new School for the Future of Innovation in Society FAQ

 Fall 2015

With the creation of the new School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS), six graduate programs will transition into the new School from other units:

Jobs at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society

The Center for Engagement and Training in Science and Society (CENTSS) is looking for interns for fall of 2016! You can be an undergraduate or graduate student. Please see the internship form CENTSS INTERNSHIP.

Please visit ASU job search site for faculty, staff or student positions. 

Admissions to AEP Biomedical & Health


The School for the Future of Innovation in Society encourages applications from students of diverse backgrounds.  To be eligible for admission, students are required to hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) or a graduate degree from a regionally accredited College or University of recognized standing. Students are also strongly encouraged to have prior relevant education, training, or experience in science and technology policy.

Meet our Alumni


Anthony Gryniewicz
Internship:  Office of Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (Washington, DC)
Applied Project:  “Mapping the Effects of the Natural Gas Energy Transition in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana”
Graduated:  August 2015
Currently:  Executive Assistant - Office of the US Under Secretary for Science and Energy


The Master of Science and Technology Policy program prepares graduate students for careers in and related to the politics and policy of science and technology in government, non-governmental organizations, the corporate sector, and in academia. The program focuses on foundational, translatable and adaptive skills that will put its graduates at the forefront of 21st century science and technology policy, and will provide them with unique insights into emerging challenges and opportunities.

Meet our HSD students

The HSD program has a strong community of doctoral students.

Opportunities for HSD Students

HSD Colloquium

The series meets each semester and includes a range of activities, such as student or faculty member presentations, community discussions, and outside speakers. To strengthen the interdisciplinary character of the programs, the series may, periodically, meet jointly with one or more other series (e.g., CSPO Enlightening Lunch), to take advantage of speakers or events of mutual interest.

Courses - HSD

Departments across campus offer courses appropriate for PhD students in the HSD program. The following is a list of representative courses. Not all courses are offered in any single semester.


AEP 501

Foundations of Ethics


ASM 579

Proposal Writing

Ed Hackett

BIO 515

Science, Technology & Public Affairs