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Science, Technology, and Infrastructure Policy

The STIP concentration is intended to assist MPA students in developing the knowledge and skills to work in policy/project analysis, project planning, implementation (including financing and construction) and operations in the areas of science, technology and infrastructure policy.

Students can approach the concentration from various perspectives, drawing on Cornell’s strengths in engineering, finance, planning, economics, environmental and resource management, policy analysis and sustainability studies. MPA graduates with this concentration will be equipped to work in either the public or private sector and across those sectors.

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Representative Coursework

  • CEE 5970: Risk Analysis and Management
  • PADM 5340: Regulation and Infrastructure Policy
  • PADM 5320: Public Systems Modeling
  • PADM 5410: Non-Profit Finance, Management, and Leadership
  • PADM 5755: Infrastructure Financing
  • PAM 5340: Regulation and Infrastructure Policy
  • INFO 6600: Technology for Underserved Communities
  • NTRES 6240: Sustainable Water Resource Management in the Face of Climate Change

Representative Employers (Full Time & Internships)

  • Arup
  • Parsons Corporation
  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • International Finance Corporation
  • Harris County Infrastructure Department
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • NYC Department of Transportation
  • US Department of Transportation
  • The World Bank

Representative Occupational Titles

  • Financial Analyst
  • Management Analyst
  • Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Planner