How to Apply

Applications to the Graduate Program in Science and Technology Studies must be completed online. Review the admission requirements and deadlines for the Science and Technology Studies program. Please click the box to the right to access the online application and application checklist.

Along with your submitted online application, the following items are required

Master of Arts (MA) Program

The MA Program is a one–year program of study whose purpose is to introduce students to graduate study in Science and Technology Studies. It will be open to qualified students who do not or may not plan to pursue graduate study in STS or in other professional degree programs beyond the MA and also to qualified students who plan or may plan to continue their studies in STS at the doctoral level or in other professional degree programs.

Admissions Requirements

  • Honours BA or BSc, or equivalent, from a recognized university in field(s) relevant to Science and Technology Studies, with a grade average of at least B+ in the last two years of study. Examples of undergraduate degrees in field(s) relevant to Science and Technology Studies include any BA or BSc degree in which the student has completed a significant amount of coursework on the application of anthropology, cultural studies, history, philosophy, social studies, or sociology, to an understanding of science or technology. Strong science and arts students with no prior work in STS or a related STS field will be considered on a case by case basis and may be required to undertake some undergraduate preparatory work in STS before being considered for admission.
  • Three letters of recommendation (and no more) from individuals familiar with your scholarly work
  • Statement of intent (approx 500 words) which provides a cogent rationale for undertaking study in Science and Technology Studies
  • Sample of written work (min 4,000 words) relevant to graduate study in Science and Technology Studies

All forms can be found here:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program

The PhD Program is a multi-year program of advanced graduate study whose purpose is to train students to become highly qualified scholars in Science and Technology Studies. The program culminates in the preparation of a dissertation that makes an original contribution to scholarship in STS. The program is open to qualified students who want to obtain advanced scholarly training in the interdisciplinary study of science and technology.

Admissions Requirements

  • Masters degree, or equivalent, from a recognized university in field(s) relevant to Science and Technology Studies, with a grade average of at least a B+. Examples of degrees in field(s) relevant to Science and Technology Studies include any MA or MSc degree in which the student has completed a significant amount of coursework on the application of anthropology, cultural studies, history, philosophy, social studies, or sociology, to an understanding of science or technology.
  • Three letters of recommendation (and no more) from individuals familiar with your scholarly work
  • Statement of intent (approx 500 words) which provides a cogent rationale for undertaking study in Science and Technology Studies
  • Sample of written work (min 4,000 words) relevant to graduate study in Science and Technology Studies

All forms can be found here: