GTD Degree Information

The Master of Science in Global Technology and Development program offers a globally and technologically focused program by exposing students to a comprehensive understanding of systems of technology, the interface between technology and society, and their roles in global development, innovation and change. On a theoretical level, the program seeks to bridge the perspectives of international development and science, technology and society, incorporating theoretical and conceptual frameworks from both fields of study into the core curriculum.



Publications by faculty and students in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society can be found in the online library on the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes' website.


Series and Journals

Please peruse the following publications produced with collaboration of SFIS faculty:


Financing Your Education

Financial aid

Generally students have no issues securing loans to cover tuition completely and usually with more money to spare for assistance with room and board. Tuition rates at ASU are extremely competitive when compared with the national average. Your yearly cost of attendance can be calculated with the ASU Tuition Estimator:

Cost Calculator (Tuition Estimator)


Student Resources

Below are links to documents or web sites that contain information for current MSTP students. As requirements or policies change, these links will connect you to the most current information.

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Blackboard Resource Page - MSTP Resources located under Organizations


The Science and Technology Policy Internship (HSD 584) course is required of all students pursuing the MSTP degree. The internship will involve working for a public, private or non-profit agency for a minimum of 135 contact hours, usually over a period of eight weeks during the academic summer session. However, spring internships are available and should be approved by the degree program chair. Students have often devoted more than 135 contact hours at their internship site, which greatly enhances the experience.

DC Policy Workshop

The Science and Technology Policy Workshop in Washington, D.C. (HSD 505) is required of all students pursuing the Master of Science and Technology Policy degree.

This course involves travel to Washington, D.C. in late May and early June for an intensive short-course designed to expose students to high-level science and technology policy officials, current issues in science and technology policy, and the day-to-day practical workings involved in policymaking.

Applied Projects

The Science and Technology Policy Applied Project course (HSD 593) is required of all students pursuing the Master of Science and Technology Policy degree. Students will pursue an individually tailored project under the supervision of a faculty project advisor.