Information & Communication Technology for Development track
The Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICTD) track of the Technology, Media & Society master’s program prepares students to leverage technology in support of underserved communities in the US and around the world.
Graduates of the ICTD track are creative problem-solvers, tackling some of the world’s biggest issues. Learning in the ICTD program prepares students to apply information and communication technologies (ICT) to address social issues for the greatest social impact. Students understand that the most effective and culturally appropriate solutions balance technology and societal need; through a project-based curriculum, students learn to critically evaluate and apply both.
One of the program’s greatest strengths is its diverse student cohort. A broad mix of talent leads to more thoughtful and thorough development projects and solutions.
A hallmark of the program is the final field-based practicum semester. Students are placed with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), development agencies, foundations and technology companies applying real-world ICTD interventions—experience that positions them favorably for careers in the field, sometimes with the same organization.