Joint Masters of Science and Public Policy
Government and technology interact more, and with greater consequences, every year. Whether the issue area is environmental protection, intellectual property (copyright and the internet), health care, water supply, or any of myriad other contexts, government agencies at all levels, non-profit organizations and private industry need people who understand technology on its own terms and also the ways government supports, controls, or directs it. Because this program is small, each student’s program tends to be customized with the agreement of advisors in both programs.
For more information about this program, contact Michael Nacht, Professor of Public Policy at (510) 643-4038, or Karl van Bibber, Chair of the Nuclear Engineering Department at (510) 642-3477. Note that the two to three MPP/MS students are a tiny fraction of students in the very large College of Engineering and the program may be unfamiliar to many of its staff and faculty.