International Science & Technology Policy
The graduate certificate program in this functional specialty requires a minimum of eighteen credit hours consisting of six courses.
Students must complete a core course in International Science & Technology Policy (IAFF 6141). Students must take at least two courses taught by the faculty of the Center for International Science and Technology Policy (CISTP) and at least one course from the analytical competency area. Students may take other courses not on the list of suggested courses with the approval of the Office of Student Services.
Required Core Course:
IAFF 6141 International Science, Technology and Public Policy
Science and Technology Policy (minimum TWO courses required)
IAFF 6142 Technology Creation and Diffusion
IAFF 6996 U.S. Space Policy
IAFF 6158 Issues in Space Policy
IAFF 6151 Environmental Policy
ECON 6255 Economics of Technological Change
Other relevant courses under the listing IAFF 6158 (258) may be offered in particular years. Consult CISTP for current listings.
Analytical Competency (minimum one course required)
ECON 6217 Survey of Macroeconomics
ECON 6218 Survey of Microeconomics
PAD 6012 Research Methods and Applied Statistics
PAD 6003 Economics for Public Decision Making
PAD 6060 Policy Formulation and Administration
PAD 6064 Public and Non-Profit Program Evaluation
PPOL 6010 Politics and Public Policy
PPOL 6014 Economics in Policy Analysis
PPOL 6006 Policy Analysis
The program director for the International Science and Technology Policy program may accept other courses for the certificate according to the background and specific interests of the student.
Some of the analytical competency courses have prerequisites that do not count toward the certificate requirements. Check the Graduate Bulletin for details about prerequisites.