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In the History and Philosophy of Science PhD program, you will receive solid training in history and philosophy of science with an emphasis on interdisciplinary studies of the sciences, and their:
The strength of our History and Philosophy of Science program is that we bring philosophy, history and the study of science together.
Applicants typically come from undergraduate programs that have included philosophical, historical, life science or history and philosophy of science training, or with a master's degree in one of these fields.
Most graduates seek careers based in philosophical or historical analyses of the sciences including research and administrative careers in higher education, science communication and other areas related to the life sciences.
84 credit hours, a written prospectus and its defense (these are also the written and oral comprehensive exams), and a dissertation.
Additional courses or research
Applications are accepted Oct. 1 - Dec. 15, with a preference date of Dec. 1.
The History and Philosophy of Science PhD program admits one group of students annually to start their program the following August.
There is no guarantee that applications received after Dec. 15 will be reviewed. In January, the top applicants will be invited to a recruitment event scheduled in mid- to late-February.
Before applying, we encourage you to read our Tips for Applying.
We will notify you of your admissions status by April 15.
Note: Your application is evaluated based on your entire application package.
You will be asked to:
History and Philosophy of Science, PhD
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of
The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.
Applications for Fall 2018 accepted: Oct. 1-Dec. 15, 2017
Priority deadline: Dec. 1, 2017