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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Program in Science and Technology Studies

Troy, NY

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Overview

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute / Program in Science and Technology Studies is located in Troy, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

14
Applied
7
Accepted
2
Enrolled
50%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes
Spring deadline August 15th August 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 1

Student Body

18
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
94%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.56%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 77%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 5.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (55%)
Female (44%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 1
Male (11)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Policy studies, science studies, technology studies
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
30,324

Location & Contact

Address 110 8th Street
Troy, NY  12180-3590
United States
Contact Dr. Atsushi Akera
Graduate Program Director
Email: akeraa@rpi.edu
Phone: 518-276-2314