Science and the Public, EdM

Our master's program in science and the public focuses on preparing you to engage in public activities and debates related to science, promote science literacy and understanding in the public at large, and promote scholarship in science and humanism, science and public policy, and science in the political, religious and secular environments.

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Why Science and the Public at UB?

The features of our program include:

  • learning how to develop and implement public policy decisions that provide solutions for our 21st century science and technological challenges 
  • learning how to engage in public activities and debates related to science
  • learning how to influence and promote science understanding in the public

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Master of Education
Credits required for completion 30
Time to completion 4 to 5 part-time semesters
Course delivery Online
Careers Work in organizations such as:
  • Government and legislative offices 
  • Informal science institutions such as museums, science centers and zoos
  • K-12 schools
  • Mass media
  • Research institutions
  • Science and technology corporations
Application deadline Priority Deadlines

Spring:
Nov. 1, then rolling until Dec. 1
Fall:
Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15

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University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer that meets university computing standards. You are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning your coursework.