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Science, Technology and Public Policy MS

In this science, technology, and public policy ms, you'll have a significant impact on public policy affecting the environment, transportation, science, emerging technology, and scientific developments. 


Program skills

Capable of conducting scientific and applied research, are polished writers and speakers and have at their disposal a number of policy analysis tools, including cost/benefit analysis, decision analysis, and computer modeling techniques. Students will be prepared to assist in the policy analysis endeavors of a company, non-profit, or government agency.

Program job titles

Budget Analyst; Energy Efficiency Program Manager; Government Relations Specialist; Healthcare Services Analyst; Legislative Aid; Market Researcher; Policy Analyst; Regulatory Affairs Manager; Research Associate

Select program hiring partners

Wegmans Food Markets; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Materion; L3Harris Technologies; Hologic; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Cree | Wolfspeed; CivicPulse; Abceris, a subsidiary of Twist Bioscience


Outcome Rates for Science, Technology and Public Policy MS

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 90.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 10.00%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 90.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 10.00%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education and Internships

What makes an RIT education exceptional? It’s the ability to complete relevant, hands-on career experience. At the graduate level, and paired with an advanced degree, cooperative education and internships give you the unparalleled credentials that truly set you apart. Learn more about graduate co-op and how it provides you with the career experience employers look for in their next top hires.

Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. A liberal arts co-op provides hands-on experience that enables you to apply your knowledge in professional settings while you make valuable connections between course work and real-world applications.

Co-ops and internships are optional but strongly encouraged for graduate students in the MS in science, technology, and public policy.