M.S. - Science, Technology, and Public Policy
Emphasizes education in science and technology, interdisciplinary, and integration of qualitative and quantitative analytical skills, plus a solid grounding in liberal arts. Program graduates will make significant contributions in industry, at federal, state and local levels of government, and in the private, non-for-profit sector.
The MS degree in science, technology, and public policy emphasizes skills in quantitative and qualitative policy analysis as applied to contemporary science and technology based problems. The flexibility of the program allows students to select interdisciplinary specializations and learn to understand and analyze policy issues from multiple perspectives. As the world becomes increasingly systematically global, the need for policy analysts who are able to see beyond their specialization is now well recognized. Public policy graduates meet this need in such areas as environmental policy, information and communication policy, energy policy, biotechnology policy, and science and technology policy, among others. The curriculum takes advantage of RIT's exceptional science, technology, engineering, business, and liberal arts programs to develop an integrated, interdisciplinary course of study.
RIT's public policy program offers an innovative, interdisciplinary MS degree in science, technology, and public policy with an emphasis on engineering, science, and technology policy. The program builds on RIT's strengths as a technological university, enabling students to interact with faculty members and researchers who are working on scientific developments and technological innovations driving new public policy considerations.
The program is located in the College of Liberal Arts but draws significantly from disciplines and courses of study located in the other colleges, especially the Colleges of Business, Science, Engineering, and Applied Science and Technology. The program is geared toward
Two writing samples, one of which should be a statement of interest
Two formal letters of reference
# of Credits Required:
International Student Requirements:
Minimum TOEFL of 570 (paper-based) or 230 (computer based) for students who do not speak English as their native language
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 10,000 - 19,999