University of Minnesota

Science, Technology and Environmental Policy


Stem Cell Institute

6-125 Jackson Hall, 321 Church Street SE

Twin Cities, MN 55455

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. - Science Technology and Environmental Policy; Master of Public Policy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

MS students are taught to analyze and design policies for appropriate promotion and regulation of science and technology regionally, nationally, and internationally. The MS program requires 40 semester credits, including approximately 21 required core credits. Six additional credits can be used to complement a student's previous training, such as appropriate courses in science or its history or philosophy for those with social science backgrounds or appropriate courses in the social sciences for those with natural science backgrounds. Students may elect either a Plan A (thesis) or Plan B (non-thesis) program. For those pursuing a Plan A program, the master's thesis will be awarded 10 credits and students must complete a minimum of three additional credits. For those pursuing a Plan B program, 13 credits of additional electives must be chosen in consultation with their advisers. Plan B students also complete a Plan B paper. Although no internship is required, many students complete a professional internship between their two years of study.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL - minimum score of 600 (paper), 250 (computer) or 100 (internet)

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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