International Science and Technology Policy

The graduate certificate program in this functional specialty requires a minimum of 15 credit hours consisting of five 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 Institute for International Science and Technology Policy (IISTP) 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 6146 U.S. Space Policy

IAFF 6158 Issues in Space Policy

ECON 6255 Economics of Technological Change


Analytical Competency (minimum one course required)

ECON 6301 Applied Microeconomic Theory

ECON 6305 Applied Macroeconomic Theory

PPPA 6002 Research Methods and Applied Statistics

PPPA 6003 Economics for Public Decision Making

PPPA 6016 Public and Non-profit Program Evaluation

PPPA 6014 Economics in Policy Analysis

PPPA 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.