graduate certificate program in science and technology policy here at the University of Colorado-Boulder Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, we've decided to take the next steps and propose to the Regents a new masters degree program in science and technology policy.
If successful we could be admitting our first class of students in the fall semester of 2015, but a lot has to happen before that can occur. As part of the proposal process, I am soliciting expressions of interest, support and advice, which you can email to me or enter into the comments.
Specifically, we imagine a 12-month curriculum such as the following:
Fall Semester - 12 hoursSome questions for readers:
Spring Semester - 9 or 12 hours
- Science and Technology Policy
- Science and Society
- Introduction to Policy Analysis I (new course)
- Elective (e.g., energy policy, natural resources law, medical ethics etc.)
- Quantitative Methods of Policy Research
- Introduction to Policy Analysis II (new course)
- Elective (optional)
Maymester Course in Washington, DC - 3 hours
For Credit Internship - 6 hours
Total = 30 hours = 12 months
Would you enroll in such a program?
Would you consider such a degree as an add-on to a disciplinary MA, MS, MBA, JD or PhD?
If so, what sorts of skills/capabilities/expertise would you like to gain?
Any input welcomed, Thanks!