Graduate Certificate in Public Policy
The School of Public Policy offers a certificate in public policy to PhD students from other Schools around campus. The goal of the certificate program is to provide a basic but well-rounded introduction to public policy thinking to Georgia Tech graduate students. The program is designed to address the needs of scientists, engineers, management scholars and others who seek to be more aware of policy, regulatory, ethical, and societal implications of science, technology and innovation. The program will provide breadth and context for those entering employment in any sector. The courses in the program explore the processes through which policy is made.
Although this certificate is not available to policy students, the courses are open to all graduate students, creating an opportunity for students to gain value from divergent perspectives. Students who complete this certificate are eligible to participate in the School's PRIME international graduate student exchange program.
Graduate students from all programs may take the courses offered as part of this certificate. The certificate will be awarded by the School of Public Policy to any non-public policy graduate student who successfully complete the program requirements and earns a graduate degree from one of Georgia Tech's degree granting academic units. The requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy will typically satisfy the minor requirements for the Georgia Tech PhD degree.
Please contact Diana Hicks at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Students are required to earn at least a B in every course that counts toward the certificate. The credit requirements for the Certificate in Public Policy are 12 credit hours.
|PUBP 6012||Fund of Policy Processes||3|
|or PUBP 6201|| Public Policy Analysis|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
|PUBP 6112||Research Dsgn-Polcy Sci||3|
|PUBP 6114||Applied Policy Methods||3|
Economics for Public Policy
|PUBP 6116||Microecon-Policy Analy||3|
|PUBP 6118||Public Finance & Policy||3|
Ethics and Values
|PUBP 6010||Ethic,Epistem&Public Pol||3|
|PUBP 6326||Environ Values&Pol Goals||3|
Environmental & Energy Policy
|PUBP 6111||Internet & Public Policy||3|
|PUBP 6501||Information Policy & Mgt||3|
|PUBP 6502||IT/Comm/Telecom Policy||3|
Science and Technology Policy
Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology and Society
The Science, Technology and Society Graduate Certificate is designed for students already enrolled in a graduate degree program at Georgia Tech. This certificate is for graduate students who would like to demonstrate additional competence in some aspect of STS or special competence in STS in their home discipline. The certificate is open to students in good standing in any graduate program at Georgia Tech.
The 12-credit hour certificate program helps students to:
- Understand the social, cultural, and epistemic dynamics of science and technology
- Explore these dynamics across world societies and cultures
- Develop sensitivity to issues of gender, race, and justice across areas of knowledge, including: engineering, medicine, environment, cognition, security, innovation, design
- Employ STS approaches as scholars or practitioners (e.g. engineers, scientists, or policy makers)
Program of Study
4 Courses Total