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.
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The following requirements must be fulfilled: a minimum of 15 credits, including a 3-credit cornerstone course, 6 to 9 credits in courses taught by the faculty of the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy (IISTP)1, 3 to 6 credits in analytical competency courses, and 0 to 3 credits in elective courses.
|Cornerstone (3 credits)|
|IAFF 6141||International Science and Technology Policy Cornerstone|
|Science and technology policy courses (6-9 credits):|
|At least two courses from the following*:|
|ECON 6255||Economics of Technological Change|
|IAFF 6142||Technology Creation/Diffusion|
|IAFF 6146||Space Law|
|IAFF 6158||Special Topics in International Science and Technology Policy (Issues in Space Policy) 1|
|Analytical competency course (3-6 credits): 2|
|At least one course from the following*:|
|ECON 6301||Applied Microeconomic Theory|
|ECON 6305||Applied Macroeconomic Theory|
|PPPA 6002||Research Methods and Applied Statistics|
|PPPA 6003||Economics for Public Decision Making|
|PPPA 6006||Policy Analysis|
|PPPA 6010||Politics and The Policy Process|
|PPPA 6014||Microeconomics for Public Policy II|
|PPPA 6016||Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation|
|Elective (0-3 credits)|
|*Students who take the minimum number of courses to fulfill the science and technology policy and analytical competency requirements must take a 3-credit elective course selected with Program Director approval to fulfill the 15-credit total credit requirement.|
1 Topics offered under IAFF 6158 may vary by year. Consult the IISTP website for current listings.
2 Some analytical competency courses have prerequisites that do not count toward the certificate requirements.