Certificate Program

International Science and Technology Policy Certificate

The graduate certificate program in this functional specialty requires a minimum of fifteen credit hours consisting of five courses.

Students must complete a core course in International Science & Technology Policy (IAFF 6141). Students must take at least two courses taught by the faculty of the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy (IISTP) and at least one course from the analytical competency area. Students may take other courses not on the list of suggested courses with the approval of the Office of Student Services.

Required Core Course:
IAFF 6141 International Science, Technology and Public Policy

Science and Technology Policy (minimum TWO courses required)
IAFF 6142 Technology Creation and Diffusion
IAFF 6145 U.S. Space Policy
IAFF 6158 Issues in Space Policy
ECON 6255 Economics of Technological Change
Other relevant courses under the listing IAFF 6158 (258) may be offered in particular years. Consult IISTP for current listings.

Analytical Competency (minimum one course required)
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 6016 Public and Non-Profit Program Evaluation
PPPA 6014 Economics in Policy Analysis
PPPA 6006 Policy Analysis
The program director for the International Science and Technology Policy program may accept other courses for the certificate according to the background and specific interests of the student.

Some of the analytical competency courses have prerequisites that do not count toward the certificate requirements. Check the Graduate Bulletin for details about prerequisites.

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