Graduate Certificate in Responsible Innovation

The Certificate in Responsible Innovation in Science, Engineering and Society is designed for scientists, engineers, research managers, technology officers, public administrators, and policy officials who seek to advance science and technology to improve societal outcomes and to develop creative solutions to the fundamental global challenges of the 21st century. The certificate provides knowledge, skills, and methods for analyzing innovation and technological systems, knowledge and uncertainty in decision-making, the regulation and governance of science and technology, the uptake of science and technology in complex societal settings, and interactions between science, technology, and the public. The certificate may be pursued by professionals in industry or government or by graduate students in ASU programs in parallel with their degree. The certificate will involve 15-credits of coursework, which includes a significant capstone experience.

Degree Requirements

Program requires the following: 15 credit hours including the required capstone course HSD 580.

  • Overall required credit hours: 15
  • Core Course credit hours: 3
  • Elective Course credit hours: 9
  • Culminating Experience: Capstone Course, HSD 580: Practicum (3 credit hours)

Admissions Requirements

DEGREE: Applicants must have earned a U.S. bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an international institution that is officially recognized by that country.

GPA: Applicants must have maintained a “B” (3.00 on a 4.00 scale) grade point average (GPA) in the last 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of undergraduate coursework.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: International students that need an F1 or J1 visa will first need to apply to and be accepted into a master’s or doctoral program prior to being considered for the certificate program. International students residing in the USA on other visa types must adhere to all Graduate College policies and procedures regarding admission be considered for admission to this certificate program.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: If the student is from a country whose native language is not English (regardless of where the student may now reside), the student must provide proof of English proficiency. Acceptable proof is as follows (or the most current requirements at

  • TOEFL score of at least 550 (PBT) or 80 (iBT)
  • IELTS overall band score of at least 6.5 with no band below 6.0.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 60

Contact Information

Ira Bennett – [email protected]
Andra Williams – [email protected]