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Rensselaer Catalog 2019-2020 
Rensselaer Catalog 2019-2020 [Archived Catalog]

Science and Technology Studies M.S.

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Students who enter Rensselaer’s Science and Technology Studies graduate program without a master’s degree may earn one along the way to the Ph.D. Completing the M.S. degree in STS requires 30 credit hours and either a master’s thesis, literature review paper, or other written capstone project, to be approved by a committee of three STS faculty members. Required courses are STSS 6010 Concepts in Science and Technology Studies, STSS 6200 Science Studies, STSS 6040 Technology Studies, STSS 6100 Policy Studies, and a research methods course.

Outcomes of the Graduate Curriculum

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  • conduct scholarly analysis of historical and contemporary cultures of research and innovation.
  • critically analyze the public policies and political-economic institutions that shape, and are shaped by, scientific discovery and technological design.
  • participate in collaborative projects that have the ability to bring about change in the domains of science, medicine, design, and engineering.
  • design and articulate research problems and conduct independent, original, and significant research.
  • communicate effectively to specialized and general audiences.

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