History & Philosophy of Science & Technology

www.hps.utoronto.ca

The Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST) offers two degree programs: Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy. IHPST conducts research, offers advanced studies programs, and serves as a focus for University-wide interest in its field.

Courses are open to all graduate students and are suitable complements for specialists in science or the humanities. Students participate in the IHPST colloquia, which are open to the U of T community.

Admission is highly selective and competitive. Acceptance is based on a combination of grades, references, academic and professional accomplishments, areas of interest, and a sample of written work. All the forms required for application, including the standard application form, can be downloaded from the institute’s website. The website also contains detailed instructions for completing applications. Applications must be accompanied by transcripts, a statement of interest, letters of reference, and a writing sample of no more than 3,000 words. Application deadline is February 1. Applicants who wish to take one or more of the courses offered by the institute as non-degree students should apply for admission as Special Students. The application procedures are the same as for those of the MA program, but the deadline for applications is May 1.

Degrees Offered


History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
- MA, PhD

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DomesticInternational
​​ ​​​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​.
2. For more information on admission requirements, ple​ase review the program'​s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar ​​​

​​​​​​​Research Stream Program Funding Information​

Base Funding Amount -

Graduate units determine a base funding amount for doctoral research stream programs and the number of years that the student will be eligible. In addition to the Base Funding, all eligible students will receive the cost of academic tuition and fees. More information about Base Funding can be found at .​

Actual Income -

Students often have the opportunity to earn additional income through research stipends, internal and external fellowships, RA employment income and TA-ships. Therefore, the average actual income of students in a program is typically higher than the Base Funding amount in that program. More information about Actual Incomes can be found at .

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Quick Facts

Domestic Students International Students
1. Application deadlines MA-15-Jan-2016
PhD-15-Jan-2016
MA-15-Jan-2016
PhD-15-Jan-2016
2.Required tests in addition to English Language Proficiency. See below or visit www.uoft.me/gradelp MA-n/a
PhD-n/a
MA-n/a
PhD-n/a
3. Minimum GPA MA-B+
PhD-B+
MA-B+
PhD-B+
4. Tuition fee -Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to Domestic Fees.
-Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to International Fees.
5. Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD MA-n/a
PhD-Yes
MA-n/a
PhD-Yes
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MA-After
PhD-After
MA-After
PhD-After
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MA-No
PhD-No
MA-No
PhD-No
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MA-Grad Unit
PhD-Grad Unit
MA-Grad Unit
PhD-Grad Unit
9. Program length (full-time only) MA-3 sessions
PhD-4 years; 5 years direct-entry
MA-3 sessions
PhD-4 years; 5 years direct-entry
​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​. 
2. For more information on admission requirements, please review the program’s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar