International Science and Technology Policy Program of Study

To earn your Master of Arts in International Science and Technology Policy you must successfully complete our 40 credit program which includes 9 credits of core courses, 15 credits in your chosen Concentration field, 6 credits of Analytical Competency courses, a 1 credit Skills course, and 9 credits of electives. 

 

Master of Arts in International Science and Technology Policy Program of Study

 

IAFF 6141 International Science and Technology Policy Cornerstone

IAFF 6159 ISTP Capstone Project

IAFF 6516 Independent Study and Research

Students will take one professional skills course designed to supplement substantive graduate coursework with practical skills and knowledge that students will need to perform effectively in the workplace.

Courses for the elective field may be offered through a different Elliott School program, a department in another college within the university, or a combination of the two. Up to three credits may be taken as Professional Skills courses (IAFF 6502-6503). Examples of representative fields include:

  • Environmental Policy

  • International Business

  • International Development

  • International Economics

  • International Finance

  • International Health Policy

  • Intellectual Property Protection

  • Science Ethics

  • Security Policy

  • Space Policy

  • Technology Management

  • Regional Fields of Study:

    • East Asia

    • Western Europe

    • Central and Eastern Europe

    • Russia/Commonwealth of Independent State

    • Middle East

    • Latin America


Concentration Field

The concentration consists of a minimum of 15 credit-hours, and is selected to complement the background and interests of the individual student. It may be in a field offered in another Elliott School program, a department in another college, or a combination of the two. Students may also design their own concentration with approval by the Program Director.

Students choosing to study Technology and Development as their area of specialization will complete 18 hours of coursework, developed in coordination with their advisor. Sample courses include International Technology, Media & International Development, Technology Creation and Diffusion, and Management of Technology and Innovation, among others. The listings here are illustrative, and students are strongly encouraged to select courses offered elsewhere in the university as well as those offered by the consortium, if appropriate. For a full listing and course descriptions, refer to the GW Bulletin.

The concentration consists of a minimum of 15 credit-hours, and is selected to complement the background and interests of the individual student. It may be in a field offered in another Elliott School program, a department in another college, or a combination of the two. Students may also design their own concentration with approval by the Program Director. For a full listing and course descriptions, refer to the GW Bulletin.

The concentration consists of a minimum of 15 credit-hours, and is selected to complement the background and interests of the individual student. It may be in a field offered in another Elliott School program, a department in another college, or a combination of the two. Students may also design their own concentration with approval by the Program Director. For a full listing and course descriptions, refer to the GW Bulletin.

The concentration consists of a minimum of 15 credit-hours, and is selected to complement the background and interests of the individual student. It may be in a field offered in another Elliott School program, a department in another college, or a combination of the two. Students may also design their own concentration with approval by the Program Director. For a full listing and course descriptions, refer to the GW Bulletin.

The concentration consists of a minimum of 15 credit-hours, and is selected to complement the background and interests of the individual student. It may be in a field offered in another Elliott School program, a department in another college, or a combination of the two. Students may also design their own concentration with approval by the Program Director. For a full listing and course descriptions, refer to the GW Bulletin.

The concentration consists of a minimum of 15 credit-hours, and is selected to complement the background and interests of the individual student. It may be in a field offered in another Elliott School program, a department in another college, or a combination of the two. Students may also design their own concentration with approval by the Program Director. For a full listing and course descriptions, refer to the GW Bulletin.

The concentration consists of a minimum of 15 credit-hours, and is selected to complement the background and interests of the individual student. It may be in a field offered in another Elliott School program, a department in another college, or a combination of the two. Students may also design their own concentration with approval by the Program Director. For a full listing and course descriptions, refer to the GW Bulletin.

The concentration consists of a minimum of 15 credit-hours, and is selected to complement the background and interests of the individual student. It may be in a field offered in another Elliott School program, a department in another college, or a combination of the two. Students may also design their own concentration with approval by the Program Director. For a full listing and course descriptions, refer to the GW Bulletin.

 


Analytical Competency

The analytical competency helps prepare students for the design and execution of professional policy analyses. A minimum of six credit hours is required, drawn from one or more courses from the themes below. Other courses may be deemed appropriate with the Director's approval. You can find specific course listings for your chosen Analytical Competency in the GW Bulletin.

The analytical competency helps prepare students for the design and execution of professional policy analyses. A minimum of six credit hours is required drawn from the following categories: Policy Analysis and Public Administration, Economic Theory and Concepts, and Research Methods. For a full listing and course descriptions, refer to the GW Bulletin.

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