M.S. in International Affairs, Science, and Technology

The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs offers a single-year, 30-credit hours Master of Science in International Affairs, Science, and Technology (MS IAST). The MS IAST program offers students the conceptual foundations and practical policy analysis of issues at the intersection of international politics, science, and technology. With increasing concerns about a globalizing international environment and the ability to address emerging technological and political challenges, this master’s degree is timely.

Students will be exposed to issues related to energy, the environment, information and communication technologies, space policy, disruptive technologies, intelligence, arms control, and other contemporary issues. These substantive areas reflect ongoing, evolving, and emerging technological trends currently facing policy makers, technologists, innovators, analysts, non-governmental organizations, the military, local populations, and other relevant actors.

Admission Criteria

  • Statement of purpose
  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or significant professional or military experience

Degree Requirements – 30 credit hours

Credit Hours
INTA 6003 Empirical Methods 3
INTA 6102 International Relations Theory 3
INTA 8001 Science, Techn & Int'l Affairs I 3
INTA 8001 Science, Techn & Int'l Affairs II 3
Int'l Affairs, Science & Tech Electives 9
Free S&T Electives 9

Program Benefits



Data Analysis

Students learn basic data analysis skills through software programs to increase the effectiveness of their academic research and job prospects.




The program provides students a toolkit to analyze qualitative and quantitative information to better understand issues in International Affairs, Science, and Technology.



Career Development

Career services including resume checks, career counseling, mock interviews, and other career advice are available to prepare students for the job market.

Graduate Advising / Admissions

Chris McDermott
Associate Director of Academic Programs - Advising

Habersham Building
781 Marietta St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0610

Email: chris.mcdermott@gatech.edu
Twitter: @NunnSchoolGT

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