The Technology and Policy Program (TPP) educates men and women for leadership on the important technological issues confronting society. Our program prepares our graduates to excel in their technical fields, and to develop and implement effective strategies for dealing with the risks and opportunities associated with those technologies.
TPP's primary focus is the Master of Science Program that prepares students for practical work in government and industry. Students typically require two years to complete the degree requirements, which include an interdisciplinary thesis focused on a technology policy issue.
TPP students interested in continuing their academic careers at the doctoral level may join the IDSS PhD Program in Social and Engineering Systems, frequently specializing in Technology, Management & Policy. About 5-6 advanced graduate students per year have typically entered the TMP track. Our doctorates work in academia, industry, and government.
TPP is under the leadership of Professor Munther Dahleh, of MIT's Institute for Data, Systems, and Society and the Department of Electgrical Engineering and Computer Science. TPP's Founding Chairman is Professor Richard de Neufville.
The MIT Technology and Policy Program is part of a significant development in engineering education. Comparable programs are Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, Systems Engineering and Policy Analysis at the Delft University of Technology, and Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University.