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Public Interest Technology, MS at Arizona State University
Arizona State University

Do you have a passion for ensuring technology and innovation benefit society? Join this unique program and become a leader in examining and using technology for social good, whether in the public or private sector or in nonprofit organizations.

Degree Awarded: MS Public Interest Technology The MS program in public interest technology asks this fundamental question: How can technology be used for good? When studying the public interest, it is vital to understand how new technologies pose new challenges and opportunities for society.

Students in this program acquire the ability to work in cross-disciplinary teams and gain a fluency that permeates technology and society issues and solutions. Students learn to think analytically, design new systems and processes, and will gain exposure to emerging technologies that can make a difference in how government agencies, nongovernment organizations, nonprofits and private companies emphasize social impact. People working in this space ask communities what their needs are first, using a co-design approach to innovation, with cultural awareness and values top of mind.

Public interest technology expertise is relevant to all entities who seek to embed the goals of technology assessment, fairness, sustainability and environmental justice in their products and processes.

Organization Type: Academic or research organization
Status: Active
Founded: 2023
Last Modified: 6/18/2023
Added on: 3/17/2023

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