Master of Arts in Policy & Innovation

The Master of Arts in Policy & Innovation 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 Policy & Innovation 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 Policy & Innovation. 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 [...] 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.

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

Greg Morgan
Director of Graduate Studies
201.216.5402
gmorgan@stevens.edu

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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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