Information Communication Technology for Development (ICTD) graduates are creative problem solvers focused on some of the world’s biggest issues. Learning in the ICTD option prepares students to effectively leverage information and communication technologies (ICT) in underserved communities. Our students understand that the most effective and culturally appropriate solutions balance technology and societal need; through project-based curriculum, students learn to critically evaluate and apply both.
One of the program’s greatest strengths is a 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 work with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), development agencies, foundations, and technology companies on real world ICTD interventions, which often lead to full-time positions.