Academics

Overview

Science and technology issues are critical to our quality of life, environmental health, international competitiveness, and to national security. Most universities place their science and technology policy programs within schools of public policy or engineering. At the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, we offer a Master of Arts in International Science and Technology Policy (ISTP) that allows these important issues to be placed in a global context. Our students receive more than just a classroom education in policy analysis, research methods,
and issues in science and technology; they also learn about the global impacts of these policies, and through internships
and job opportunities can put them into practice in the Washington, DC, science and technology community.

About the Elliott School

The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs is a top school in international affairs and the largest school of international affairs in the United States. Located in the heart of Washington, DC, its mission is to educate the next generation of international leaders, conduct research that advances understanding of important global issues, and engage the policy community
in the United States and around the world.

Is this Program For You?

Our students study everything from energy and environmental policy to information technology and the Internet, from security issues to international development, from technology innovation to space policy. Our program gives students the tools and training to understand the importance of science, technology, and innovation to pressing societal issues and the skills to apply these policies in almost any setting. The program’s flexible curriculum
combines required courses and electives selected to meet each student’s individual professional goals and intellectual interests. Classes meet in the evenings, Monday through Thursday, accommodating the busy schedules of working professionals and allowing students to pursue daytime
internships or employment in government, the private sector, non-profits, and international organizations in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.