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Science, Technology and Public Policy MS

Rochester Institute of Technology
2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
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Program description

RIT Science, Technology and Public Policy MS

Science, Technology and Public Policy MS - Rochester Institute of Technology

Through this Master of Science program, students will gain the skills to work interdisciplinary between engineering, science and public policy, making significant contributions to the private, public and non-profit sectors.

Working with advisers, students choose electives in an area of interest. Some of these areas include:

  • Environmental policy
  • Climate change policy
  • Healthcare policy
  • STEM education policy
  • Telecommunications policy
  • Energy policy

Generally, those undertaking this program will have a background in science or engineering and want to broaden career opportunities and employability within government and business. 

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the MS program in science, technology and public policy, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor degree from an accredited college or university
  • Have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA, Submit two writing samples, one of which should be a statement of interest
  • Have completed course work in calculus and statistics (students may be required to take a data analysis or statistics course and an introductory calculus course, if not taken previously)
  • Submit the following:
    • Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work
    • Two formal letters of reference
  • Complete a graduate application.

International students

Applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL). Minimum scores of 570 (paper-based) or 88 (Internet-based) are required.

Tuition fees

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Graduates of this program will be awarded a Master of Science in Science, Technology and Public Policy.

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Graduate Enrollment, Bausch & Lomb Center, 58 Lomb Memorial Drive
14623 Rochester, NY

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