The History and Sociology of Technology and Science doctoral degree program trains exceptionally qualified students for a variety of professional careers. Led by a multi-disciplinary faculty, it encourages students to develop scholarship on important issues regarding the place of science and technology in modern human affairs. The program offers a genuinely integrative education, melding specialized study pertaining to science and technology with traditional disciplinary training. Students choose to concentrate in one of two disciplinary fields: technology, science, and modern history, or sociology of science and technology. Students achieve the PhD through successful completion of comprehensive examinations and a dissertation, as well as other requirements.
Our PhD graduates pursue diverse career pathways. Many have made careers as college faculty in history, sociology, or an area of science and technology studies. Others exploit their unique cross-disciplinary knowledge and analytical abilities outside the academy in think tanks, public agencies, and private business.