Socio-technical 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 Master of Science in socio-technical systems 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. This highly interdisciplinary program is primarily a research degree preparing students for Ph.D. programs in socio-technical systems, public policy, strategic management, engineering management and other related disciplines. The program is also suitable for decision-makers, managers and planners of complex large-scale systems. 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.

Application Requirements

  • Online application.
  • $60 non-refundable fee.
  • Two letters of recommendation. Letters must be submitted electronically through the online application system.
  • Official college transcripts from all institutions attended. Transcripts must be submitted in sealed envelopes and mailed directly to Stevens. If official documents are unavailable, unofficial documents can be uploaded through the online application system for initial review only. However, applicants will not be fully admitted until all official documents have been received.
  • GRE test score.

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