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