Jul 22, 2019  
Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 [Archived Catalog]

Science and Technology Studies M.S.


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This program is designed for students with undergraduate trainingin the natural and social sciences, engineering, or humanities and social sciences.  In addition. many entering students have substanital career experience relevant to tis program.  

Completeing the M.S. degree in STS requires 30 credit hours, including a six-credit-hour master’s thesis or internship.  Among the required core courses are STSS 6010 Concepts in Science and Technology Studies, STSS 6110 Research Methods for STS, STSS 6020 Research Seminar, and STSH 6020 Values and Policy.  Also required in one additional 6000 level STS seminar (or an independent reading course with three or more students enrolled).

The program offers an opportuniy to take techincal courses in other Rensselaer departments that are relevant to the student’s Plan of Study.  It also offers substantial individual consultation and flexibility in designing course work and developing the thesis/internship option. 

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