The George Washington University

Elliott School of International Affairs

International Science and Technology Policy


Phillips Hall, Room 107, 801 22nd Street, N.W.

Funger Hall, Suite 301


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

International Science and Technology Policy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in International Science and Technology Policy (ISTP) focuses on the interactions among advances in science, technology, innovation, industrial strategy, and public policy. The ability to create, adapt, and adopt new technologies, such as information technology, biotechnology, advanced materials, and nanotechnology, defines modern societies. In today’s global environment, the need for innovation is essential for solving societal challenges such as security, space exploration, economic development, poverty, energy, environment, manufacturing, and international investment. Developments in knowledge-intensive fields are governed and shaped by institutions that set science and technology policy. The ISTP program emphasizes an international comparative approach to science and technology policy, which is based upon an in-depth understanding of U.S. policies and policy developments around the world.


Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the regional accrediting agency On the approved list of the American Association of University Women The Elliott School of International Affairs is a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL score no lower than 100; IELTS no lower than 7.0 with no individual ban score below 6.0

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: M.A.: 40, Certificat

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1,515 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford Loans and alternative loans to graduate students seeking to finance their graduate educations.

Locale: Large City

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