Master of Science - Socio-Technical Systems

Master of Science - Socio-Technical Systems

Sociotechnical Systems are complex large-scale technology-intensive systems with a large number of stakeholders, where technological complexity and social complexity need to be tackled in an integrated fashion. Examples include the internet (and its problems of security, privacy, and design), urban, regional and global transportation systems, regional and national power grids, telecommunication networks, the global financial system, environmental systems, national healthcare systems, cities and other large-scale projects with significant societal impact. 

The Sociotechnical Systems Program at Stevens provides students with the ability to analyze and model such systems, design policies and strategies for their sustainable management and propose ways for their continuous improvement.  The SocioTechnical Systems program offers students several study options among them are:  MS, Sociotechnical Systems, MS, Infrastructure Systesm and a PhD, Sociotechnical Systems.

This highly interdisciplinary program is primarily a research degree preparing students for Ph.D. programs in Sociotechnical Systems, Public Policy, Strategic Management, Engineering Management, Financial Engineering, and other related disciplines. The program is also suitable for decision-makers, managers and planners of complex large-scale systems such as infrastructure systems (transportation, energy, water, telecommunications, emergency services etc.), the global financial system, national healthcare systems, emerging cities and other large-scale projects with significant societal impact.  Leveraging insights from systems thinking, complexity science, management, public policy, economics and modeling and simulation, the program allows students to acquire the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to engage some of the most complex issues facing humanity today.

Admissions Requirements

You will need to submit the following:

  • Completed application
  • Application fee
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Official or attested confirmation of bachelor's degree
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume or CV
  • GRE or GMAT scores
  • Writing Sample

International applicants (who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents) must also submit:

  • Official TOEFL score, sent to School Code #2819 - The requirement is waived if the applicant has a degree from a university in a country where English is the native language. 
  • Financial Verification Form or I-134

Core Course Requirements for Full Degree

ESM 612 Project Management of Complex Systems

ES 677 Governing Development

ES 684 Systems Thinking


SYS 681 Dynamic Modeling of Systems and Enterprise

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