Master of Arts in Technology, Policy & Ethics

The Master of Arts in Technology, Policy & Ethics educates leaders who can address challenges in an ever-changing global environment. The interdisciplinary program draws on the humanities, the social sciences and management to tackle to most difficult problems faced by our world today. By exposing students to topics related to the ethics, leadership, management and decision-making aspects of technological innovation, the program aims to cultivate ethical leadership in science and technology intensive organizations such as for-profit corporations, non-governmental organizations and the public sector.

What You Can Do With a Technology, Policy & Ethics Graduate Degree

Graduates of the program find careers as corporate social responsibility officers, project leaders in technological organizations, policymakers in public sector organizations and managers of non-profit entities, among others. This program can help experienced professionals in advancing their careers in their respective organizations by enhancing their knowledge and skills in tackling challenging problems related to technology, policy and ethics.

The Five-Year Bachelor's/Master's Program

The Graduate Program in the College of Arts & Letters offers a five-year B.A./M.A., B.S./M.A., or B.E./M.A. program in Technology, Policy & Ethics. Stevens undergraduate students from outside departments are welcome to apply. Applications are processed on a rolling basis, and students can begin accumulating credit in their Junior and Senior years at Stevens. Graduate courses include Introduction to Project Management, Foundations of Technology & Policy, and Business Ethics, among others. Classes start in September and January, and are offered both on-line and on campus, days or evenings. The undergraduate degree will be conferred upon completion of undergraduate requirements, and the Master’s degree will be conferred upon completion of graduate requirements.

Testimonials

"As an Electrical Engineering major, Stevens' new Master's program in Technology, Policy & Ethics appeals to me because of its focus on how the technology I have been learning about over the last four years affects the world around me. Not only will I receive a general education in ethical philosophy, but I will also be able to focus on real world ethical issues of the 21st century." -Thomas Dabay

Our Faculty

Our graduate faculty include researchers and scholars in Philosophy, History, Management, Political Science, Sociology, and Engineering.

Dawn Digrius is an Assistant Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies in the College of Arts & Letters at Stevens. For the past three years, she has conducted research in Latin America, focusing on the intersections between water resources management, agriculture, and sustainability. Her project, Sin el agua no hay vida, brings together engineers, scientists, industry professionals, governmental officials, civil society and students to create innovative solutions to global problems of sustainability. As part of her research program, students learn first-hand how the historical, social, economic, and political have affected development in Latin America, and the ways in which they can contribute to sustainable development in a meaningful way. Her upcoming book, Sin el agua no hay vida: A History of Water Management and Sustainability in Latin America (University of Alabama Press), outlines the history and mismanagement of water systems in that region and how that history serves to both challenge existing paradigms, but also brings to light new ideas for integrated water resource management. She has served on the Steering Committee for the Open Working Group 6 for Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations, and is an active participant in the dialogue centered on the creation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Through her international research program and partnerships with universities worldwide, she exposes her students to the ways in which a greater understanding of technology and its ethical frames shape policy and inform development globally.

Gregory Morgan is an Associate Professor in Philosophy in the College of Arts & Letters at Stevens. His research areas include environmental policy, business ethics, and history and philosophy of biology. In the past he has written about the nature of microbial biodiversity, the ontology of life, and the birth of molecular biology. His first book, Philosophy of Science Matters (Oxford University Press, 2011), examined the nature of scientific evidence. His current research project examines the history of the idea that viruses cause cancer. It is thought that 20% of cancers world wide are caused by viruses like Hepatitis B and HPV, and much of the current understanding of the molecular basis of cancer is due to pioneering work done with viruses that cause cancers in chickens, mice, and primates. His next book, Cancer Virus Hunters, will tell the story of these advances.

Andrew L. Russell is an Assistant Professor in History and Director of the Program in Science & Technology Studies in the College of Arts & Letters at Stevens. His teaching includes courses on American history, the history of science and technology, the history of business and innovation, and social aspects of information and communication technologies. He is the author of Open Standards and the Digital Age: History, Ideology, and Networks (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and he has published over a dozen articles and book chapters on standardization in the Bell System, the American system of voluntary standards, the Internet-OSI standards war, and digital cellular networks in the United States and Europe. His current research projects focus on the history of computer networking; historical and policy aspects of computer science education; the productive tension between standardization and innovation; and the creation of course materials to teach students about the importance of the standards-setting process.

Contact Information

Dawn Digrius
Director of Graduate Studies
201.216.8245
Dawn.Digrius@stevens.edu

SIGNATURE COURSES

  • Ethics of Business & Technology
  • Regulation and Compliance in the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • History of Modern Science & Technology
  • Introduction to Project Management

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