Center for International Science and Technology Policy


CISTP supports GW academic programs focused on International Science, Technology and Innovation Policy including the Elliott School's:

  • Master's program in International Science and Technology Policy, which provides professional training in innovation and economic growth, technology management, technology and development, space policy, and national security.
  • Certificate program in International Science and Technology Policy.
  • Undergraduate program in International Affairs at Elliott School, especially for those who focus on science, technology, and innovation policy and space policy.

CISTP faculty members are also actively involved in the Ph.D. and Dual Degree programs in disciplinary departments (such as Department of Economics, Political Science, Medical Center at the university) as well as professional programs in other GW schools (including the Law School and Business School). Such as,

  • Ph.D. program: Ph.D. in Science and Technology Policy at the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, George Washington University.
  • Dual Degree program: Master of Arts, and Juris Doctor.

Student Perspective on the Capstone Project (Master's Program)


      The great thing about this program is that you pick your concentration. You get to put together the classes and capstone that fit what you want to do, with the people and courses you find most relevant, making your résumé that much stronger; there's a reason we have such a high post-grad employment rate compared to most programs that confer a graduate degree. The program is professionally oriented, and much more so than other programs I was applying to a year ago. Now, how you translate a great program into the goals you want (which may or may not change over the course of your time here – mine certainly did), is up to you. You will receive as much or as little (a minimum applies) guidance as you want. We forge our own career paths with the tools and training we build into our portfolio.

                 — Master's Candidate, Class of 2015

Of Note

Watch CISTP Professor David Alan Grier at Consumer Electronics Show 2014

Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund elected President of Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Recent Events

STGlobal Conference 2014
April 4-5, 2014

"Challenges Facing the Department of Energy: Stockpile Stewardship and Nuclear Modernization" with Dr. Parney Albright, Direcor (2009-2013) of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
March 24, 2014

"Policy Challenges in Biomedical Research" with Dr. Kathy Hudson, Deputy Director of NIH for Science, Outreach and Policy
February 19, 2014

"Labor Standards for High Technology: Comparative Experience of China and India"with Professor David Alan Grier
February 18, 2014

"Driving Technological Surprise: An Enduring Mission in a Changing World" with Dr. Arati Prabhakar, Director of DARPA
October 15, 2013
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"Increasing Diversity in the STEM Workforce" with Dr. Maria Klawe
May 1, 2013

"Risk and Resilience: Moving from Fear to Confidence" with Amb. Richard LeBaron
April 24, 2013

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Contact Us

Phone: 202.994.7292
Fax: 202.994.1639

Center for International Science and Technology Policy
1957 E Street, N.W., Suite 403
Washington, D.C. 20052