Our Program

Science & Technology Studies offers an interdisciplinary program of study focused on the critical role of science and technology, both past and present. Research in the field applies the methods and theories of the humanities, social sciences and cultural studies to the examination of technology and scientific knowledge and practice.

Science & Technology Studies is particularly well positioned to provide analytical, critical and historically informed insight to complex questions regarding science, health and engineering policy, intellectual property, expertise, ethics, and the public understanding of science. This field contributes to timely debates that bridge the academy and the world beyond it with a dexterity that is more difficult to achieve from within the traditional disciplines.

News & Events

Poster containing the title, due date and call for papers for the 2016 graduate student conference at York

The second annual Binocular Graduate Conference is co-hosted by York STS and the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto.

Keynote address by Max Liboiron, Assistant Professor in Sociology and Environmental Studies at Memorial University, NL.

For more information, including the call for papers, go to the conference website. Abstracts due March 11, 2016.


Dates and Deadlines

Our First Round Application Deadline has passed. However we may still have room in the program. If you are interested in applying for our MA or PhD degree programs, please contact the Graduate Program Director Aryn Martin at aryn@yorku.ca.
York University Graduate Admissions Information Session
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Make York your choice for graduate study

Thinking of applying to Graduate School? Come to the York University Graduate Admissions Information Session to learn the ins and outs of pursuing graduate studies.

Whether you love research or are looking for that competitive edge to set you apart in your career quest, York University has options you will want to explore. We offer you the opportunity to become leaders in your field, whether your interests lie in research, teaching or a combination. We'll provide you with the tools to tackle interdisciplinary intellectual challenges to produce cutting-edge scholarship. You can look forward to stimulating seminar classes, one-on-one advising and working with faculty who are distinguished in their fields.

The information session will cover:

  • Benefits of pursuing a graduate degree
  • Graduate programs at York
  • The application process — what is involved and how to prepare a strong application
  • Tuition
  • Funding | financial support
  • Student life | student support
  • Professional development


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