IHPST offers three graduate programs:
The four-year PhD program is designed for students with a substantial graduate background in history of science and technology, philosophy of science and technology, or science and technology studies (STS) (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.
Collaborative Graduate Programs
IHPST participates in two collaborative graduate programs. A student in one of the collaborative graduate programs completes a PhD from IHPST with distinctive requirements suited to their collaborative program, and receives a special notation on her or his transcripts at the end of the program. The following links give details on these programs.