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IHPST offers three graduate programs:

  1. An MA program
  2. A four-year PhD program
  3. A five-year PhD program

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.

  1. Book History and Print Culture
  2. Sexual Diversity Studies