Online Master of Science in Global Technology and Development
Learn about social, economic and political changes and the role of technology with Arizona State University’s Master of Science in global technology and development. With this degree, you can pursue careers in the public and private sectors that address global disparities related to wealth and access to resources.
Next start date: 08/18/2022
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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What is global technology and development?
Global technology and development addresses disparity in wealth and access to resources between and within countries, in the context of broad technological advancement. In pursuit of this degree, you’ll gain a broad understanding of how global societies create and adopt new technologies to advance goals, including everything from transportation systems to cell phones and more.
Breaking down silos between the study of technology and development can lead to thoughtful critique- and evidence-based improvements, with consideration of mitigating factors, such as:
When you complete the online master’s in global technology and development, you’ll research a region of the world that fits your passions, and examine how technology affects its development and policy decisions.
How do graduates of a global technology and development program leverage their degrees?
This degree focuses primarily on the interpretation of technology’s effect on society, rather than technical development or management.
Does my global technology and development degree say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Featured global technology and development courses
This global technology and development program is unique because it emphasizes a broad definition of technology, which can range from digital tools to transportation and energy systems. For this reason, you’ll have great flexibility in the elective courses you take, in addition to your five core courses. Additionally, opportunities to study abroad and participate in internship programs will also support practical experience that can be applied to your studies and career. Featured courses include:
Development Policies and Practices
Global Technology and Development
Applied Project Methods for Global Development
Research Design in Technology and Development
Technology and the International Political System
What can I do with an online master’s in global technology and development?
Program graduates pursue careers in many industries with positions focused on international development, technology management and transfer, education and more. Possible careers include, but are not limited to:
Online master’s in global technology and development admission requirements
Applicants to the Master of Science in global technology and development must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Global Futures.
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