PhD Program in Science and Technology Studies

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PhD Program in Science and Technology Studies
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(Troy, NY, USA)

The Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer invites applications for admissions into their PhD program. Founded in 1982, the STS Department at Rensselaer is one of the oldest and most highly recognized programs in this field. Their Faculty is internationally recognized for research that emphasizes the cultural, historical, economic, political, and social dimensions of our scientific and technological society, with a strong emphasis on ethical engagement. Topically, their work spans a wide range including and not limited to sustainability, digital culture, disability studies, food security/justice, STEM education, critical design, human health, medicine, and energy and environmental policies.

Students having completed (or nearing completion of) an appropriate undergraduate degree, as well as those with Master’s degrees in relevant fields may apply directly to the Ph.D. program. Currently, the Department is not accepting students who wish to pursue a stand-alone Master’s degree, but students may earn a Master’s degree while working toward a Ph.D.

We also encourage you to visit our departmental website at for a more detailed and up-to-date listing of faculty and faculty research, graduate student interests, curriculum, publications, and other current program information.

To be in the best position to be considered for admission and financial support, please plan on having your complete credentials submitted to Rensselaer Graduate Admissions by the January 2nd 2018 deadline.


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  • Created By: Kayleigh Haskin
  • Created: 10/12/2017
  • Modified By: Kayleigh Haskin
  • Modified: 10/12/2017


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