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Graduate Certificate in Responsible Innovation in Science, Engineering and Society (RISES)

The Certificate in Responsible Innovation in Science, Engineering and Society is designed for scientists, engineers, research managers, technology officers, public administrators, and policy officials who seek to advance science and technology to improve societal outcomes and to develop creative solutions to the fundamental global challenges of the 21st century.

Academic Advising

Global Technology and Development students are advised by Dr. Mary Jane Parmentier, degree program chair, or Wendi Taylor, graduate program advisor. If you have questions regarding what classes you should take, or if you need to discuss your options for a thesis, applied project, comprehensive exam for the on-campus program, or advanced research project for the online program, please don’t hesitate to reach out.  We look forward to hearing from you! 


What you need to know about careers in international development

The career opportunities in international development are extremely diverse. It is a broad field that can take you in many different directions.

As the magnitude of career possibilities in this field can be overwhelming, it is helpful to begin thinking about the type of work that you will most enjoy and focus your academic career on preparing for that sector. You will find information regarding general career pathways below. 

On-campus vs. Online

Option A:  On-campus degree program

In this program you will attend classes in person on the ASU campus. For many, this option may provide a more convenient way to establish relationships with peers and professors.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the admission requirements to the program?

3.0 junior and senior undergraduate GPA or higher; undergraduate degree can be any major; international or intercultural experience or evidence of interest; demonstrated understanding of the GTD curriculum and statement of purpose that indicates a clear interest and how program relates to your background and future plans.

How many credits is this program?

30 credits

Financing Your Education

U.S. Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship program

Courses for GTD

GTD 501 Global Technology and Development (3 credits)
Students will be introduced to the main theories of economic, political and social development, as well as consider development indicators and government and NGO policies and programs. With this background, students will then explore the particular impact of technology on development, with an emphasis on recent innovations and advancement.


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. A bachelor’s degree in any field is potentially sufficient, although a combination of course work and/or work experience in technology/science and the social sciences is preferred.