IHPST offers three graduate programs:
The four-year PhD program is designed for students with a substantial graduate background in history of science or philosophy of science and technology (at least an MA at a comparable institution). The five-year PhD program is the direct-entry program for students with a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent).
The four-year program provides four years of guaranteed funding and requires one year of coursework, while the five-year program provides five years of guaranteed funding and requires two years of coursework.
The course of study that leads to a PhD includes course work and the submission, the satisfaction of the Qualifying Requirement, and writing and defense of a dissertation. Students are expected to work with three faculty members throughout the preparation of their dissertation.