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Effectively Leveraging Technology
There is an unprecedented opportunity for technology to revolutionize international and
community development efforts.
The ATLAS Institute's Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology for Development (MS-ICTD) degree prepares students to effectively leverage Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in underserved communities.
Balancing Technology with Cultural Issues
In order for ICT-based development interventions to succeed, technological considerations must
be balanced with social, cultural, political and external issues. To this end, students take courses
in technology, development studies, policy and fieldwork methods. Achieving a balance between technology and society is a central objective of this program.
A Unique Two Year Program
The only program of its kind in the United States, this two year program includes three semesters
in residence and a final semester comprised of a field-based practicum, where students work with NGOs, development agencies, foundations and technology companies on real-world ICTD interventions.
The Growing Need for ICTD Practitioners
There is a demonstrated need for ICTD practitioners who can balance questions of access, use, usability, cultural context and unintended outcomes of ICT deployment and adoption in development strategies, in order to create and advocate for appropriate, sustainable and equitable technologies.
All Backgrounds Welcome
The MS-ICTD program seeks students from all academic backgrounds. The strength of the program is predicated on the diversity of the cohort. This diversity creates opportunities to combine talents for more thoughtful and thorough development projects.
You are invited
We encourage technologists, social scientists, development practitioners, and those that defy traditional academic disciplines or paths to apply for consideration for the 2014 fall cohort.
Read a discussion of the program's objectives.
Application deadline: April 1, 2014
For further information, download the program description, email Ms. Ruscha Cohen, graduate program advisor at email@example.com, or phone 303-492-5081.