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New Certificates & Degrees from PIT-UN Members

Institutionalizing PIT

March 2023

Case Western Reserve University: Graduate Certificate in DSSI

Case Western Reserve University offers a Graduate Certificate in Data Science for Social Impact (DSSI), which equips students with the skills to use data science to improve social welfare. The certificate program is overseen by the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and the Case School of Engineering, and as such aims to operate at the intersection of data science and social science. Students take four courses to earn this certificate.

Cleveland State University Ohio: Society 5.0

Cleveland State University Ohio offers an interdisciplinary graduate certificate, Society 5.0, which is focused on the impacts of emerging technologies on the future of human life. Students take four courses across three colleges to earn this certificate.

Miami Dade College: College Credit Certificate in GIS Technology

Miami Dade College offers a College Credit Certificate in GIS Technology, accompanied by a dual enrollment opportunity for high school students. The certificate acts as a stackable component of the college’s Associate in Sciences degree in Computer Information Technology (CIT); students who wish to do so can continue on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in CIT. The goal of this program is to forge a career pathway for students in Miami Dade County to pursue GIS (geographic information systems), with a particular focus on environmental hazards awareness and community engagement (issues that are particularly relevant in the greater Miami area).

Arizona State University: Master’s of Science in Public Interest Technology

Arizona State University’s Master’s of Science in Public Interest Technology equips students to become leaders in the PIT field. Though the degree includes technical courses, the Master’s program emphasizes social responsibility over technical competency.