The Division offers the following graduate programs in the disciplines of International Political Economy and of Science, Technology and Society Studies:
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Policy (STEP) Graduate Minor and Certficate
The STEP graduate minor for the MS degree requires a minimum 9 semester hours of course work. The STEP graduate minor for the PhD degree requires a minimum 12 semester hours of course work. The STEP graduate certificate requires a minimum 15 semester hours of course work. In all cases, the required course work must include LAIS 586 Science and Technology Policy. Other courses may be selected from a list of recommended courses posted and regularly updated on the LAIS Science and Technology Policy Studies web site, a list which includes some courses from other academic units. Among non-LAIS courses, the MS minor is limited to one such course and the PhD minor and graduate certificate are limited to two such courses. With the approval of the LAIS STEP adviser, it is also possible to utilize a limited number of other courses from the CSM Bulletin as well as transfer courses from other institutions. For more information, contact Dr. Jason Delborne.
- Graduate Individual Minor
A 12 credit-hour minor for graduate students pursuing degrees in other CSM academic units. Please contact either an LAIS faculty member with whom you are interested in working, or the LAIS Division Director for assistance in identifying an advisor. The Graduate Individual Minor must be approved by the student's graduate committee and by the LAIS Division.
- Individualized Interdisciplinary Graduate Degree (IIG)
LAIS participates in the IIG program, a research degree focused on solving problems that fit CSM's institutional role and mission but that are not easily addressed solely within a single discipline or existing degree program. IIG students work with faculty advisors from two departments or divisions, and the composition of the thesis committee will reflect the fields involved in the research. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students will be awarded the appropriate degree (M.S., M.E., or Ph.D.) bearing the name "Interdisciplinary." For further details please contact the Program Advisor: Dr. Carl Mitcham.