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
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.
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology - MA, PhD