International Science and Technology Policy

Scientific and technological advances lay the platform for international competitiveness, driving the bulk of national growth and improvements in the quality of life around the world. In today's global environment, innovation is essential for solving societal problems and staying ahead of competition. Developments in information technology, space exploration, and genetic modification, as well as advances in material science, are governed and shaped by institutions that set science and technology policy. This program equips its students to work at the forefront of policy affecting the science and technology arena.

 

 

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What You'll Study 

Our curriculum combines required and elective courses that provide professional training in innovation and economic growth, technology management, technology and development, space policy, and national security.

 

Program of Study

 

 

 

 

Concentration Field

Students will select a concentration field which allows them to focus on areas of particular interest, such as space policy, the environment, or technology management. In consultation with the program director, students may also design their own concentrations.

 

Analytical Competency

Students will take six credits of analytical competency courses designed to impart background and analytical tools used in policy evaluation. Students will choose courses among the following categories: policy analysis and public administration; economic theory and concepts; and research methods.

 

 

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How to Apply 

 

When you're ready to apply to the program, you will need to follow the graduate admissions process, including completing and submitting the online application with all of the required materials 

 

There are also certain prerequisites that applicants must meet to be able to apply to the program. 

 

Prerequisite

Students are encouraged to have strong analytical skills and a demonstrated interest in policy issues with significant science or technology dimensions. 

Affiliated Institute

photo: text, The George Washington University, The Elliott School of International Affairs, Institute for International Science and Technology Policy, Space Policy Institute, a photo of the Institute's door

 

 

The Institute for International Science and Technology Policy (IISTP) is a world leader in international public policy research and education in science, technology, and innovation.

Where You'll Go 

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Our graduates continue to pursue a wide variety of exciting careers in diplomacy and public service, business, security, conflict resolution, development and public health. For 2014 graduates, the top employers included: 

  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • National Academics of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • National Defense University
  • Stinger Ghaffaraian Technologies
  • U.S. Department of the Air Force 

While you study with us and even once you leave, we'll provide you with resources and support to help you get the job you've always wanted post-graduation. From career counseling, workshops, site visits and information sessions, The Graduate Student Career Development Center has a variety of tools and tips to get you to where you want to be. 

 

 


Chris Beauregard

Chris Beauregard 

MA ISTP

"The true value of the ISTP master's program lies in the quality of its faculty and access to opportunities, both local and international."