Cornell University

Science, Technology and Infrastructure Policy

The STIP concentration is intended to assist MPA students in developing the knowledge and skills to work in policy/project analysis, project planning, implementation (including financing and construction) and operations in the areas of science, technology and infrastructure policy.

Students can approach the concentration from various perspectives, drawing on Cornell's strengths in engineering, finance, planning, economics, environmental and resource management, policy analysis and sustainability studies. MPA graduates with this concentration will be equipped to work in either the public or private sector and across those sectors. 

Representative Science, Technology, and Infrastructure Policy Coursework

PAM 5340: Regulation and Infrastructure Policy

CEE 5970 Risk Analysis and Management

PADM 5320: Public Systems Modeling

CEE 4630: Future Transportation Technologies and Systems

CEE 4640: Transportation Systems and Design

PADM 5410: Non-Profit Finance, Management, and Leadership

PADM 5755: Infrastructure Policy

*Consult the Course Guide for a more comprehensive list of course offerings.

Representative Science, Technology, and Infrastructure Policy Employers (Full Time and Internships)


Parsons Corporation

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

International Finance Corporation

Harris County Public Infrastructure Department

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

New York City Department of Transportation

US Department of Transportation

The World Bank

Representative Science, Technology, and Infrastructure Policy Occupational Titles

Financial Analyst

Management Analyst


Operations Manager


For more information on opportunities through our Science, Technology, and Infrastructure Policy concentration:

Mark DeAngelis, Macro Climate Solutions

Capstone Project: EFII As You Sow