Graduate Programs in History of Science

Note: This site is intended to begin the process of creating a more up-to-date list of graduate programs in the history of science and related fields.

Please be aware that the links often direct the reader to the specific pages within the program website in which history of science is discussed in some capacity rather than direct links to admission information. General admission links can be easily added at a later date.

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Graduate Programs in History of Science and Related Studies

US / International

 

University (US) Degrees Offered Department Name
Arizona State University MS and PhD in Biology, Concentration in Biology and Society (focus on History and Philosophy of Science); PhD in History and Philosophy of Science; PhD in the Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology (Graduate College) Center for Biology and Society
Auburn University MA and PhD (focus in history of technology) Department of History 
Brown University MA and PhD (focus in history of science) Department of History (with access to a University-wide STS program)
Brown University PhD (track in history of the exact sciences in antiquity) Department of Egyptology and Assyriology
Carnegie Mellon PhD (focus in technology, environment, science, and health) Department of History
Case Western Reserve University MA and PhD (Program in History of Science, Technology, Environment, and Medicine) Department of History
City University of New York PhD (focus in history of science) Department of History
Columbia University PhD (focus in history of science and technology) Department of History
Cornell University PhD Department of Science and Technology Studies
Drexel University MS in Science, Technology, and Society Department of History and Politics 
Duke University Graduate Certificate Program in History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine
Florida State University MA Program in History and Philosophy of Science
Florida State University MA and PhD (focus in science, technology, environment, and medicine) Department of the History
Georgia Tech MS or PhD School of History and Sociology of Technology and Science
Harvard University MA or PhD Department of the History of Science
Indiana University MA or PhD Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Johns Hopkins University PhD in History of Science and Technology, MD-PhD, PhD and MA in History of Medicine Program in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology PhD Program in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society (HASTS)
Michigan State University PhD (focus in history of science, technology, and medicine) Department of History
Mississippi State University PhD (focus in history of science and technology) Department of History
Montana State University PhD (focus in history of science, technology, and society) Department of History and Philosophy
New Jersey Institute of Technology/Rutgers-Newark MA (focus in history of technology, environment, and medicine/health) Federated History Department of Rutgers-Newark and NJIT
Northwestern University Graduate Cluster in Science Studies Science in Human Culture Program
Oregon State University MA, MS, PhD in History of Science History of Science Program in Department of History
Polytechnic Institute of NYU MS in History of Science and Technology Program in History of Science and Technology
Princeton University PhD Program in History of Science
Rochester Institute of Technology MS in Science, Technology, and Public Policy Science, Technology, and Society/Public Policy Department
RPI MS and PhD Department of Science and Technology Studies
Rutgers MA and PhD Department of History
Stanford University PhD, History of Science, Medicine and Technology (History Department) or History and Philosophy of Science (Philosophy Department) Program in History and Philosophy of Science
Stevens Institute of Technology MA Policy and Innovation
SUNY Stony Brook MA and PhD (focus in health, science, environment) Department of History
UC-Berkeley MA and PhD Department of History, coordinated with Office for the History of Science and Technology
UC-Davis PhD (focus in science, technology, and medicine) Department of History
UC-San Diego PhD Science Studies Program
UC-San Francisco MA and PhD in History of Health Sciences Department of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine in School of Medicine
UC-Santa Barbara MA and PhD Department of History
UCLA PhD (program in Science, Medicine, and Technology) Department of History
University of Chicago PhD (program in History of Science and Medicine) Department of History, coordinated with Fishbein Center for the History of Science and Medicine
University of Chicago PhD The Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science
University of Delaware MA and PhD (focus in technology) Hagley Graduate Program
University of Illinois PhD (focus in history of science, technology, and medicine) Department of History
University of Maryland MA or PhD (focus in history of technology, science and environment) Department of History
University of Massachusetts-Amherst MA in Public Policy with focus in Science, Technology & Society; STS focus for PhD students in other departments Science, Technology, and Society Initiative
University of Massachusetts-Amherst MA and PhD (field in history of science and technology) Department of History
University of Massachusetts-Boston MA and Graduate Certificate Program in Science in a Changing World
University of Michigan Graduate Certificate Science, Technology, and Society Program
University of Minnesota MA and PhD in Studies of Science and Technology; Graduate Minor in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
University of Notre Dame PhD Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values History and Philosophy of Science Program
University of Oklahoma MA and PhD in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine; Dual MA in History of Science, Technology and Medicine and Library and Information Studies Department of the History of Science
University of Pennsylvania MA, MS/PhD, and PhD Department of History and Sociology of Science
University of Pittsburgh MA and PhD Department of History and Philosophy of Science
University of South Carolina PhD (field in science, technology and environment) Department of History
University of Washington MA and PhD (focus in history of science) Department of History
University of Wisconsin MA and PhD Department of the History of Science
Virginia Polytechnic Institute MS, PhD, and Graduate Certificate Department of Science and Technology in Society
Yale University MA, MPhil, PhD, MD/PhD, JD/PhD (Program in the History of Science and Medicine) Program in the History of Science and Medicine (semi-autonomous track in the Department of History)

 

 

University (International) Degrees Offered Department Name
Aarhus University MSc (course areas include History and Philosophy of Science and Technology) Centre for Science Studies
Bielefeld University MA and PhD History, Economics and Philosophy of Science (HEPS)
Cambridge University MPhil and PhD Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Durham University MA in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine Department of Philosophy
King’s College London MA in Science, Technology, and Medicine in History, PhD Centre for History of Science, Technology and Medicine
KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) PhD in History of Science, Technology, and Environment Department of Philosophy and History of Technology
Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo MA and PhD Graduate Program in the History of Science
Seoul National University PhD Program in History and Philosophy of Science 
Simon Fraser University-Burnaby MSc and PhD in History of Mathematics Department of Mathematics
TU Berlin MA and PhD History and Culture of Science and Technology
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona MA and PhD Centre d’Història de la Ciència
University of Athens MSc and PhD in History of Science and Technology Offered jointly through the Department of Philosophy and History of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and the National Technical University of Athens
University of Bristol MA in Philosophy and History of Science Department of Philosophy
University of British Columbia PhD Department of Philosophy, offered in conjunction with Science and Technology Studies
University of British Columbia PhD (focus in history of science, technology, and medicine) Department of History, offered in conjunction with Science and Technology Studies
University of British Columbia MA Science and Technology Studies
University of Calgary MA (concentration in history and philosophy of science) Department of Philosophy and the Department of History, coordinated with the History of Medicine and Health Care Program
University of Calgary MA and PhD (focus in the history science) Department of History and coordinated with the History of Medicine and Health Care Program
University College London PG Dip, PG Cert or PGC; MSc (in History and Philosophy of Science or Science, Technology, and Society); MPhil/PhD (in History and Philosophy of Science or Science and Technology Studies) Department of Science and Technology Studies
University of Exeter MA (Philosophy and Sociology of Science); MRes Science and Technology Studies; MA by research (area in history and philosophy of biology); MPhil/PhD History and Philosophy of Biology Department of Sociology and Philosophy
University of Guelph MA (field in history of science, technology and medicine) Department of History
University of Leeds MA by research, MPhil, MA in History and Philosophy of Science, MA in History of Science, Technology and Medicine, PhD (research areas in history of science, history of medicine, history of technology) School of Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science
University of Lisbon/New University of Lisbon MSc or PhD in History and Philosophy of Science; PhD in History, Philosophy and Heritage of Science and Technology Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia
University of Manchester MSc, MPhil, PhD in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine; MSc in Medical Humanities Centre for History of Science, Technology and Medicine
University of Sydney MSc, PhD, Graduate Certificate, and Graduate Diploma Department of History and Philosophy of Science
University of Toronto MA and PhD Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
University of Western Ontario MA and PhD (department strength in history and philosophy of physics) Department of Philosophy
York University MA, PhD (history field in sciences, health, and environments); MA and PhD in Science and Technology Studies; MA and PhD in History and Theory of Psychology Department of History
Science & Technology Studies
Department of Psychology