Doctoral Program in Science and Technology Policy Studies
Understanding technological change entails developing a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach which is critical in designing and implementing appropriate science and technology policies.
Ph.D. Program in Science and Technology Policy Studies is an interdisciplinary program, which includes affiliated faculty members and instructors coming from different fields, such economics, administrative sciences, engineering, sociology, history, philosophy, communication and cultural studies. The program has a particular focus on scientific research and policy-making in the fields of technological change and innovation processes. This is well reflected in the titles of completed dissertation projects (in between 2011-2016).*
The educational objectives and outcomes are listed on the website as follows:
The graduates of Science and Technology Policy Studies PhD program;
Upon completion of the PhD program our students,
Students have to complete the coursework (4 core, 3 elective courses), take the qualifier exam and write a dissertation to graduate. The required courses include:
For other courses offered in the program, the list is here.
*The graduate dissertations can be reached via the Middle East Technical University Library. Dissertations in post-2000 era can also be reached in soft copy format available from the library. The graduate thesis can also be obtained electronically from the Higher Education Council Dissertation Bank (https://tez.yok.gov.tr/UlusalTezMerkezi/giris.jsp).
This text provides a general overview of the doctoral program in "Science and Technology Policy Studies" at the Middle East Technical University Graduate School of Social Sciences. This educational program is closely linked to the Research Center for Science and Technology Policies (TEKPOL).
Duygu Kaşdoğan, "TEKPOL: PhD Program", contributed by Duygu Kasdogan, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 12 August 2018, accessed 20 May 2022. http://www.stsinfrastructures.org/content/tekpol-phd-program