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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 OfferedDepartment Name
Arizona State UniversityMS 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 UniversityMA and PhD (focus in history of technology)Department of History 
Brown UniversityPhD (focus in history of science, technology, environment, and medicine)Department of History (with access to a university-wide Graduate Certificate Program in Science, Technology, and Society)
Brown UniversityPhD (track in history of the exact sciences in antiquity)Department of Egyptology and Assyriology
Carnegie MellonPhD (focus in technology, environment, science, and health)Department of History
Case Western Reserve UniversityMA and PhD (Program in History of Science, Technology, Environment, and Medicine)Department of History
City University of New YorkPhD (focus in history of science, medicine, public health, environment)Department of History
Columbia UniversityPhD (focus in history of socio-medical sciences)Department of History (in conjunction with the Mailman School of Public Health)
Cornell UniversityPhDDepartment of Science and Technology Studies
Duke UniversityGraduate CertificateProgram in History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine
Florida State UniversityMAProgram in History and Philosophy of Science
Georgia TechMS or PhDSchool of History and Sociology of Technology and Science
Harvard UniversityMA or PhDDepartment of the History of Science
Indiana UniversityMA or PhDDepartment of History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine
Johns Hopkins UniversityPhDJoint Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine: Department of History of Science and Technology or Department of the History of Medicine
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyPhDProgram in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society (HASTS)
Michigan State UniversityPhD (focus in history of science and medicine)Department of History
Mississippi State UniversityPhD (focus in history of science and technology)Department of History
Montana State UniversityMA or PhD (focus in history of science, technology, and society)Department of History and Philosophy
Northwestern UniversityGraduate Cluster in Science StudiesScience in Human Culture Program
Oregon State UniversityMA, MS, PhD in History of ScienceHistory of Science Program in Department of History
Princeton UniversityPhDProgram in History of Science
Rochester Institute of TechnologyMS in Science, Technology, and Public PolicyScience, Technology, and Society/Public Policy Department
Rensellaer Polytechnic InstitutePhDDepartment of Science and Technology Studies
RutgersPhD (Focus in history of science, technology, environment and health)Department of History
Rutgers-Newark / New Jersey Institute of TechnologyMA and MAT (focus in history of technology, environment, and medicine/health)Federated History Department of Rutgers University – Newark and New Jersey Institute of Technology
Stanford UniversityPhD, History of Science, Medicine and Technology (History Department) or History and Philosophy of Science (Philosophy Department)Program in History and Philosophy of Science
SUNY Stony BrookMA and PhD (focus in health, science, environment)Department of History
UC-BerkeleyMA and PhDDepartment of History, coordinated with Office for the History of Science and Technology
UC-DavisPhD (emphasis in science and technology studies)Department of History with Designated Emphasis in STS
UCLAPhD (program in History of Science, Medicine, and Technology)Department of History
UC-San DiegoPhDScience Studies Program
UC-San FranciscoMA and PhD in History of Health SciencesDepartment of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine in School of Medicine
UC-Santa BarbaraPhD (focus in history of science)Department of History
University of ChicagoPhD (program in History of Science and Medicine)Department of History, coordinated with Fishbein Center for the History of Science and Medicine
University of ChicagoPhDThe Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science
University of DelawareMA and PhD in History (focus in history of capitalism, technology, and culture)Department of History, in conjunction with the Hagley Graduate Program
University of IllinoisPhD (focus in history of science, technology, and medicine)Department of History
University of MarylandMA or PhD (focus in history of technology, science and environment)Department of History
University of Massachusetts-AmherstMA in Public Policy with focus in Science, Technology & Society; STS focus for PhD students in other departmentsScience, Technology, and Society Initiative
University of Massachusetts-AmherstMA and PhD (field in history of science and technology)Department of History
University of Massachusetts-BostonMA and Graduate CertificateProgram in Science in a Changing World
University of MichiganGraduate CertificateScience, Technology, and Society Program
University of MinnesotaMA and PhD in History of Science and Technology or in History of Medicine; Graduate Minor in History of Science, Technology, and MedicineProgram in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
University of Notre DamePhD in HPS; concurrent Master’s Degree or Graduate Minor for students in other programsReilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values History and Philosophy of Science Program
University of OklahomaMA and PhD in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine; Dual MA-MLIS in History of Science, Technology and Medicine and Library and Information StudiesDepartment of the History of Science
University of PennsylvaniaPhD, MA, MD/PhDDepartment of History and Sociology of Science
University of PittsburghMA and PhDDepartment of History and Philosophy of Science
University of South CarolinaPhD (field in science, technology and environment)Department of History
University of WashingtonMA and PhD (focus in history of science)Department of History
University of WisconsinMA and PhD, MD/PhD, Joint PhDHistory of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Virginia Polytechnic InstituteMS, PhD, and Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology StudiesDepartment of Science and Technology in Society
Yale UniversityMA, 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 OfferedDepartment Name
Aarhus UniversityMSc (course areas include History and Philosophy of Science and Technology)Centre for Science Studies
Bielefeld UniversityPhD in History (Focus in Historical Studies of Science) or MA in History, Economics and Philosophy of ScienceHistory Department or Program in History, Economics and Philosophy of Science (HEPS)
Chinese Academy of SciencesMSc, PhDInstitute for the History of Natural Sciences
Durham UniversityMA in Philosophy (focus on Science, Medicine, and Society)Department of Philosophy
King’s College LondonMA (Science, Technology, and Medicine in History) PhD (various Areas)Centre for History of Science, Technology and Medicine (History Dept.)
KTH (Royal Institute of Technology)PhD in History of Science, Technology, and EnvironmentPhilosophy and History of Technology
New University of LisbonPhD in History, Philosophy and Heritage of Science and TechnologyDepartment of Applied Social Sciences
Newcastle UniversityMA in History of MedicineHistory of Medicine
Pontifical Catholic University of São PauloMA and PhDGraduate Program in the History of Science
Seoul National UniversityMasters and PhD (various sub-fields)Program in History and Philosophy of Science 
Simon Fraser University-BurnabyMSc and PhD in History of MathematicsDepartment of Mathematics
Tsinghua UniversityMSc and PhDDepartment of the History of Science
TU BerlinMA (History and Culture of Science and Technology)Institute of Philosophy, Literature, Science and Technology History
Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaMA and PhDCenter for the History of Science
Universidade Estadual de CampinasMA and PhD in the History of Philosophy (includes History of Science as a sub-field)Centro de Logica, Epistemologia e Historia da Ciencia
Universiteit UtrechtMSc in History and Philosophy of ScienceCenter for the History of Science
University College LondonPG Dip, PG Cert or MSc (in History and Philosophy of Science or Science, Technology, and Society); MPhil/PhD (in History, with a focus on History of Medicine, or in Science and Technology Studies)Department of Science and Technology Studies
University of AthensMSc and PhD in History and Philosophy of Science and TechnologyOffered 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 BristolMA in Philosophy and History of ScienceDepartment of Philosophy
University of British ColumbiaPhD or MA in History (focus in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine),Department of History in conjunction with Graduate Program in Science and Technology Studies
University of British ColumbiaMA in Science and Technology StudiesGraduate Program in Science and Technology Studies
University of CalgaryMA (concentration in History and Philosophy of Science)Department of Philosophy in cooperation with Department of History
University of CalgaryMA, MSc, and PhD (focus in the History of Medicine and Allied Fields)Department of History and coordinated with the History of Medicine and Health Care Program
University of CambridgeMPhil (History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine or Health, Medicine, and Society) and PhD (History and Philosophy of Science)Department of History and Philosophy of Science
University of EdinburghMSc and PhD in Science and Technology StudiesSchool of Social and Political Science and
Science, Technology and Innovation Studies subject group
University of ExeterMA (Philosophy and Sociology of Science); MRes Science and Technology Studies; MA by Research; MPhil/PhD in History (with focus on medical history)Department of Sociology and Philosophy
University of GuelphMA (field in history of science, technology, medicine and food)Department of History
University of LeedsMA in History and Philosophy of Science; MA in History of Science, Technology and Medicine; MA History of Health, Medicine, and Society; MA by Research, MPhil, or PhD (research areas in history of science, history of medicine, history of technology)School of Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science
University of LisbonMSc or PhD in History and Philosophy of ScienceDepartment of History and Philosophy of Sciences
University of ManchesterMSc, MPhil, PhD in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine; MSc in Medical HumanitiesCentre for History of Science, Technology and Medicine
University of OxfordMSc, MPhil in History of Science, Medicine and Technology; DPhil in History (History of Science and Medicine & Economic and Social History)Department of History
University of SydneyMSc, PhD, Graduate Certificate, and Graduate DiplomaDepartment of History and Philosophy of Science
University of TorontoMA and PhDInstitute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
University of Western OntarioMA and PhD (department strength in history and philosophy of physics)Department of Philosophy
York UniversityMA, PhD (history field in sciences, health, and environments); MA and PhD in Science and Technology Studies; MA and PhD in History and Theory of PsychologyDepartment of History
Science & Technology Studies
Department of Psychology

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