Master of Science in Technology and Policy

Institute for Data, Systems, and Society

The Master of Science in Technology and Policy, designed to be completed in two years, requires 84–90 units of coursework plus a master's thesis that builds on the student's concentration.

Core Subjects
IDS.411Concepts and Research in Technology and Policy9
Select one of the following:12
Machine Learning
Estimation and Inference for Linear Causal and Structural Models
Quantitative Research Methods I: Regression
Statistics, Computation and Applications
Students who elect to take an optional internship between the first and second academic year typically must register for IDS.449, particularly if internship funding has been secured from TPP or if the internship is part of curricular practical training.
Framework Subjects
15.011Economic Analysis for Business Decisions9-12
or 14.003 Microeconomic Theory and Public Policy
IDS.412[J]Science, Technology, and Public Policy12
One Restricted elective in Law, Social Science, or Statistics 19-12
Engineering Systems Concentration
Select three graduate subjects that form a coherent sequence in technology and policy/social sciences. Concentration requires approval from both the research supervisor and TPP administration. 230
Thesis Requirement
Students must complete a research-based thesis on a topic of their choice that has been approved by the thesis supervisor.
IDS.THGGraduate Thesis24
Total Units105-111

A list of candidate subjects is maintained by the program.


TPP academic advisors may suggest subjects, depending on a student's background, research interests, and academic goals.