Graduate Study in Public Policy
Graduate Stand-Alone Certificate
- Dual Degree - MCRP/Master of Science in Public Policy
- Master of Science in Public Policy
- Master of Science in Cybersecurity - Policy Track
- Master of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management
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.
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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||Fundamentals of Policy Processes||3|
|or PUBP 6201||Public Policy Analysis|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
Three electives are required for the certificate. These electives can be chosen from the list below or from graduate-level special topics offered by the public policy faculty with the agreement of the certificate advisor. The electives are organized by broad area of interest to guide students in choosing electives that best suits their interests. Students are not required to choose all electives from the same grouping.
|PUBP 6112||Research Design in Policy Science||3|
|PUBP 6114||Applied Policy Methods and Data Analysis||3|
|PUBP 6602||Economic Development Analysis and Practice||3|
|PUBP 6606||Urban Development Policy||3|
|PUBP 6415||Technology, Regions, and Policy||3|
|PUBP 6600||Foundations of Local Economic Development Planning and Policy||3|
|PUBP 6740||Innovation, the State and Industrial Development in International Perspecitve||3|
|PUBP 6741||Geography of Innovation||3|
Economics for Public Policy
|PUBP 6116||Microeconomics for Policy Analysis||3|
|PUBP 6118||Public Finance Policy||3|
Ethics and Values
|PUBP 6010||Ethics, Epistemology, and Public Policy||3|
|PUBP 6326||Environmental Values and Policy Goals||3|
Environmental & Energy Policy
|PUBP 6310||Environmental Issues||3|
|PUBP 6312||Economics of Environmental Policy||3|
|PUBP 6314||Policy Tools for Environmental Management||3|
|PUBP 6326||Environmental Values and Policy Goals||3|
|PUBP 6327||Sustainability and Environmental Policy||3|
|PUBP 6701||Energy Technology Policy||3|
|PUBP 6111||Internet and Public Policy||3|
|PUBP 6501||Information Policy and Management||3|
|PUBP 6502||Information and Communications Technology Policy||3|
|PUBP 6014||Organization Theory||3|
|PUBP 6017||Public Management||3|
|PUBP 6018||Policy Implementation and Administration||3|
|PUBP 6226||Business and Government||3|
Science and Technology Policy
|PUBP 6401||Science, Technology, and Public Policy||3|
|PUBP 6402||Research Policy and Management||3|
|PUBP 6403||Scientific Careers and Workplaces||3|
|PUBP 6417||Critical Perspectives on Science and Technology||3|
|PUBP 6440||Science, Technology, and Regulation||3|
|PUBP 6753||Comparative Science and Technology Policy||3|
|PUBP 8803||Special Topics 1||3|
PUBP 8803 in public policy. See Oscar catalog for offerings in upcoming semesters. Selection of other courses requires approval of the instructor and the certificate advisor.
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
|HTS/PUBP/LMC 6743||Science, Technology & Soceity: Core Seminar||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Science, Technology and the Economy|
|Science, Technology, and National Security|
|Social and Cultural Studies of Biomedicine|
|Science and Technology Beyond Borders|
|Social Justice, Critical Theory, and Philosophy of Design|
|Feminist Theory and STS|
|Total Credit Hours||9|
Select up to one other elective, subject to student interest and STS Coordinator approval. Many appropriate courses are offered across the Ivan Allen College and the Institute, for example: CS 8893.