Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Arizona State University's one-year Master of Science and Technology Policy degree program

Some IPE majors may be interested in Arizona State University's one-year Master of Science and Technology Policy degree program. Here's a letter from the Director:

I am particularly excited that we are able to offer this degree to a limited number of students in Western states at in-state tuition rates through the tuition reciprocity agreement of the WICHE Western Regional Graduate Program (http://wiche.edu/wrgp).

Some of what makes this degree particularly exciting and unique among Western universities include:
We have designed it especially for students who want to pursue the rapidly growing array of professional careers at the interface between science and technology and other important aspects of society, including public policy, industry and management, education, and the public.
Our students tackle today’s biggest challenges: technological innovation, climate change, inequality, energy transitions, social responsibility, health innovation, information and privacy, space exploration, and many more.
We encourage students from all disciplinary backgrounds, including the sciences and engineering, social sciences, and humanities.
Students are able to draw on courses across ASU to design a unique, personally-tailored curriculum to accelerate their own career goals.
Every year, our students win internships and land jobs in some of the country’s most important public and private sector institutions, including the White House, the Smithsonian, NASA, Solar City, Dell, CH2MHill, the US Army, Honeywell, and more.
Other highlights of the program include: a national caliber faculty; one of the world’s most innovative, interdisciplinary universities; unique internship opportunities; and a 2-week immersive capstone experience in Washington, DC.

Now in its sixth year, the Master of Science & Technology Policy degree is offered through the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, ranked again in 2014 as the #1 university-based science and technology think tank in the United States and in the top 10 in the world. Students have the opportunity to work with 30 of the field’s top faculty in a program with a 1-to-1 student-faculty ratio.

Interested students may find out more at: http://sciencepolicy.asu.edu. They may also contact Andra Williams (andra.williams@asu.edu) for further information about the degree or about the Western Regional Graduate Program tuition-reciprocity arrangements. For students who would like to take advantage of the Western Regional Graduate Program tuition-reciprocity arrangements for next Fall, applications for the program must be received by April 1, 2015."

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