University of Minnesota

Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Master of Science in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy

Address:

Stem Cell Institute

6-125 Jackson Hall, 321 Church Street SE

Twin Cities, MN 55455

United States

Phone:

1-612-625-8000

Fax:

1-612-626-1558

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Master of Science in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (MS–STEP) prepares both scientists and engineers to seek solutions to complex issues involving policy analysis and promotion or regulation of science and technology regionally, nationally, and internationally. Students learning to understand the role of science, technology, and the environment in our society, particularly in relation to its economic growth, health, environment, education, and national security. Coursework in policy analysis and design for the appropriate promotion and regulation of science and technology regionally, nationally, and internationally. The MS–STEP program requires 40 semester credits, including approximately 21 required core credits. Six additional credits are taken to complement your previous training. Chosen in consultation with your adviser, about half of your program credits are made up of electives that provide the knowledge and skills you need to advance your career goals.

Accreditation:

NASPAA, APPAM

International Student Requirements:

• English language competence. If English is not your native language, you must pass the TOEFL or IELTS exam with a minimum score of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), 100 (internet based, minimum 22 on each section), or 7 for the IELTS. TOEFL or IELTS scores must be less than two years old.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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