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 6158 Science and Technology Policy Analysis*

*Offered in the Fall only

OPTIONAL Skills Course (1 credit):

With the increase of the Capstone course to 4 credits, this requirement is no longer needed. Students can take it at their own discretion.

Students have the option to 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.

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.

IAFF 6158 Energy Policy

IAFF 6158 Renewable Energy in a Decarbonizing World

IAFF 6151 Environmental Policy

IAFF 6186 Energy Security

IAFF 6198 International Climate Change Policy

IBUS 6400, IAFF 6378 Oil: Industry, Economy, and Society

IBUS 4900 Global Energy

ESME 6290 Climate Change: Policy, Impacts, and Response

ESME 6260 Energy Management

PUBH 6130 Sustainable Energy and the Environmental

LAW 6460 Environment & Energy Policy Practicum

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.

IAFF 6151 Environmental Policy

IAFF 6186 Environmental Security

IAFF 6118 Managing the World’s Water

IAFF 6198 International Climate Change Policy

ESME 6200 Policy Factors in Environmental and Energy Management

ESME 6220 Environmental Management

ESME 6240 Environmental Hazard Management

ESME 6290 Climate Change: Policy, Impacts, and Response

ENRP 6140 Environmental Impact Statement Procedures and Environmental Law

GEOG 6219 Urban Climate

GEOG 6220 Climate Change

GEOG 6222 Resources and the Environment

GEOG 6230 Seminar in Environmental Issues in Development

LAW 6454 International Environmental Law

LAW 6460 Environment & Energy Policy Practicum

PUBH 6130 Sustainable Energy and the Environmental

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.

PSC 6348 US National Security Policy Making

IAFF 6118 US Foreign Policy and International Organizations

IAFF 6158 Cybersecurity

IAFF 6186 Cyber Threats, Policy & Strategy

IAFF 6153 Science, Technology, and National Security

IAFF 6186 Military Technology Assessment

IAFF 6186 Methods for Defense Analysis

IAFF 6186 Nuclear Security

IAFF 6175 Nuclear Weapons

IAFF 6118 Science of Nuclear Materials

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.

IAFF 6158 Energy Policy

IAFF 6175 Nuclear Weapons

IAFF 6118 Science of Nuclear Materials

IAFF 6118 Nuclear Security Policy

IAFF 6186 Nuclear Security

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.

IAFF 6145 US Space Policy

IAFF 6158 Issues in Space Policy

IAFF 6148 Space and National Security

IAFF 6153 Science, Technology, and National Security

IAFF 6146 Space Law

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.

IAFF 6142 Technology Innovation and International Competitiveness (*title changed from Technology Creation and Diffusion)

ECON 6255 Economics of Technological Change and Innovation (*title changed from Economics of Technol

 


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.

ECON 6255 Economics of Technological Change and Innovation (*title changed from Economics of Technological Change)

ECON 6237 Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources

ECON 6280 Survey of International Economics

ECON 6250 Survey of Economic Development

ECON 6295 Energy Economics

ECON 6301 Applied Microeconomics Theory (prerequisite ECON 6300 Mathematical Methods for Economics)

ECON 6305 Applied Macroeconomic Theory

PPPA 6003 Economics for Public Decision Making

PPPA 6007 Economics for Policy Analysis I

IAFF 6501 Quantitative analysis for International Affairs Practitioners

IAFF 6198 Advanced Quantitative Analysis

PPPA 6002 Research Methods and Applied Statistics

PPPA 6005 Public Budgeting, Revenue & Expenditure Analysis

PPPA 6015 Benefit-Cost Analysis

PPPA 6020 Decision Modeling for Public Policy

PPPA 6085 Quantitative Modeling for Public Policy Analysis