ATLAS press release
Aug. 17, 2010
The new ATLAS Master of Science program in Information and Communication Technology for Development (MS-ICTD) will begin this month.
The University of Colorado Board of Regents approved the new degree in July and the Colorado Commission on Higher Education approved the degree on Aug. 5. The program is the first of its kind in the country.
About 10 master's students are expected to start the program when classes begin Aug 23. The program prepares students for careers in the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to advance people and communities in developing nations and underserved or impoverished regions.
Students are trained to address issues of access, social equity, sustainability, appropriate design and distribution.
The two-year program includes three semesters in residence and a one-semester practicum, such as an internship or service project with a company engaged in ICTD efforts. Organizations participating in the practicum may be public or private sector, international development agencies, foundations and/or non-governmental organizations.
Revi Sterling, who is the first graduate of the ATLAS Ph.D. program, is the director of the master's degree program.
Complete information about the program, ranging from an overview to the curriculum to how to apply, is available through the ATLAS Web site under the "ICTD Master's Degree" navigation link.