MS in Public Engagement

The MS in Public Engagement in Science, Design and Communication trains students through real-world projects to research, critically analyze and communicate information and technology to diverse communities. Partnerships with local Socorro and New Mexico state organizations provide STEM-based education with an industry and nonprofit twist that will help students enter the workforce upon graduation.

“Individuals coming into the workforce with the ability to collaborate on strategic business and research initiatives in STEM-related fields will be highly beneficial to existing technology companies and institutions”

-Deborah L. Breitfeld, CEcD, New Mexico Technology Council (NMTC)

Students in this proposed program may follow four pathways through the program, or may construct a path that meets their own career objectives:  

  1. Communication, branding, and project management for nonprofits and small businesses
  2. Science Communication, policy, and public outreach
  3. User experience (UX/UI) research and design 
  4. STEM Career Promotion and Advancement

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