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MASTER OF SCIENCE

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES DEGREE

ANTICIPATING, INNOVATING, AND SHAPING THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY

Emerging Technologies (EmTech) is a technology foresight, innovation, and strategy degree, focused on foreseeing, creating, and managing rapidly changing and emerging technology products and services. It is ideal for creative, practical, and solution-oriented professionals seeking to anticipate, shape, and take advantage of current advances and coming developments in any of six accelerating, global, and world changing technology clusters:


  • Information Technologies, AI and Robotics
  • Physical Sciences, Engineering and Nanotech
  • Energy, Resources, and Greentech
  • Biotech, Medicine and Enhancement
  • Social, Economic and Political Technologies
  • Military, Security, and Transparency Technologies


The EmTech curriculum provides basic literacy across these exciting and transformative technology clusters, teaches well-respected technology foresight and innovation methods, and improves strategy via business cases and your thesis. You will learn how to identify, forecast, and assess emerging technology opportunities and threats, to assess and improve your organization’s innovation practice and culture, and to bring foresight to business strategy and planning teams. Do you have a technology, business, or humanities background? A desire to learn technology foresight, innovation, and strategy methods to address global challenges or advance your organization? EmTech is your degree.

You will gain professional forecasting expertise, demonstrate foresight and innovation competencies in those industry technologies most applicable to a particular client or industry, and engage in a foresight or innovation intrapreneurship or entrepreneurship project in your thesis. You will also be encouraged to do an optional client internship during your thesis, and to take an optional industry forecasting certificate exam during or after the program. EmTech graduates are ready to work in technology foresight, innovation, or strategy roles in the following client types: startup, corporate, consulting, nonprofit, journalism, education, government, military, security, assessment, policy, and other organizations.

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PROGRAM INFORMATION (MS)

Total Program Credits: 36
Program Core Credits: 12
Semesters to completion: 6
Creation and presentation of a Graduate Innovation Project is required to graduate.
For a more detailed breakout of completion time frames and rates, please see the UAT FAST FACTS page.

DEGREE OBJECTIVES

  • Gain literacy in six rapidly improving technology clusters currently broadly impacting 21st-century societies, and which may have even greater effects in the coming decade and beyond.
  • Explore exponential trends, cycles of change, convergences, interrelationships, and first- and second-order uses and effects of these technologies on organizations and society.
  • Understand ethical, social, economic, legal and political forces mediating the development and deployment of new technologies, and implications for organizational strategy.
  • Learn to assess and analyze emerging technologies from the perspective of a range of real-world clients, including corporations, media, non-profits, education, government and the military.
  • Gain basic business forecasting skills and be equipped to sit for an optional industry forecasting certificate exam upon graduation.
  • Complete an innovation project involving research, data, basic forecasting, foresight and strategy in relation to an emerging technologies opportunity or threat for a specific real-world client or industry.


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