ISTP Certificate

Graduate Certificate in International Science and Technology Policy

The graduate certificate in international science and technology policy allows students to understand the role of science and technology in policymaking and how governmental policies, laws, and regulations influence science and technology production from an international perspective. The program is designed for graduate students in related fields or professionals in government, industry, and nonprofits who wish to develop a background in science and technology policy. Students develop basic analytical skills as well as focus on a particular theme, including technology innovation, internet policy, space policy, energy policy, and environmental policy. Specific admission requirements can be found on the Graduate Program Finder. 

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: a minimum of 15 credits, including one 3-credit core course and 12 credits in courses for a self-designed science and technology specialization.

At least three of the five courses required for the certificate must be taught by faculty in the International Science and Technology Policy (ISTP) MA program.

Core course (3 credits)

One course from the following:
IAFF 6141 International Science and Technology Policy Cornerstone
IAFF 6143 Science and Technology Policy Analysis *
*It is strongly recommended that students take IAFF 6143 to fulfill the core requirement

Science and Technology specializations (12 credits)

Students work with the program director to develop a self-designed science and technology specialization consisting of four 3-credit courses. At least two of these courses must be selected from the following:

IAFF 6118 Special Topics in International Affairs (Applied Qualitative Methods)
IAFF 6141 International Science and Technology Policy Cornerstone **
IAFF 6142 Technology Creation/Diffusion
IAFF 6143 Science and Technology Policy Analysis **
IAFF 6145 U.S. Space Policy
IAFF 6146 Space Law
IAFF 6148 Space and National Security
IAFF 6151 Environmental Policy
IAFF 6153 Science, Technology, and National Security
IAFF 6158 Special Topics in International Science and Technology Policy (Climate Change and Energy Policy)
IAFF 6158 Special Topics in International Science and Technology Policy (Cybersecurity)
IAFF 6158 Special Topics in International Science and Technology Policy (Economics of Space)
IAFF 6158 Special Topics in International Science and Technology Policy (Energy Policy)

**If not used to fulfill the core course requirement.

 

The deadlines for certificate program follow the M.A. deadlines.