Our Program


Science & Technology Studies - also called 'science, technology, and society' - offers an interdisciplinary program of study focused on the critical role of science and technology in society, both past and present. Research in the field applies the methods and theories of the social sciences, humanities, 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 informed insight into complex questions regarding science, health and engineering policy, intellectual property, expertise, ethics, and the public understanding of science. The field contributes to timely debates that bridge the academy and the world beyond it with a nuance that is often difficult to achieve from within traditional disciplines.

Our Students win scholarships!

Since the program began in 2009, 65% of our PhD students have received external funding to support their studies from varied sources such as: SSHRC, OGS, Vanier, Trillium, Elia, Colciencias (Colombia), Tubitak (Turkey), NASA and Enbridge.

News & Events

1 October 2020 - Program Relaunch for Entry in September 2021!

We are relaunching the STS Graduate Program for MA and PhD applications from this November! We're revisioning and restructuring Program requirements, and we'll put up these changes on this website shortly. Feel free to contact the Graduate Program Director, Kean Birch, beforehand for more information.

30 September 2020 - Welcome New Members!

Welcome to Prof. Alessandro Delfanti (Toronto University) and Profs. Christina Hoicka, Ganaele Langlois, Parisa Moosavi, Jonathan Obar, and Natasha Tusikov (York University) as new faculty members in the Program!

16 August 2020 - Congratulations!

Congratulations to Lina Pinto Garcia and Francesc Rodriguez Mansilla who both passed their PhD defences earlier this year!

7 February - STS Futures Symposium

The STS Graduate Program held a symposium on STS Futures on 7th February at York University. Speakers included Sheila Jasanoff, Ulrike Felt, Joan Fujimura, Banu Subramaniam, Sergio Sismondo, Yves Gingras, Kelly Bronson, Alessandro Delfanti, Patrik Keilty, Raquel Velho, Orit Halpern, William Turkel, and Jonathan Roberge. Organizing committee chaired by Denielle Elliott. Here is a report by Dayna Jeffrey and Michelle Charette on the symposium published on Backchannels, the Society for the Social Studies of Science's (4S) blog.


Dates and Deadlines

We'll be relaunching the Program for entry in 2021-2022. Entry in 2020-2021 was suspended as we revisioned and restructured the Program. Please feel free to contact us for more information. Details on the application process can be found here.