History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, M.A.

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 30

Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 32

Program Code: M511

 

Program Requirements

RESEARCH TOOLS

  • All students are required to demonstrate reading proficiency in an appropriate foreign language.

​DIVERSITY & INCLUSION TRAINING

  • All students are required to participate in an approved training related to Diversity & Inclusion.

THESIS OPTION

Required Courses
HSTM 5970Seminar: Research, Criticism and Analysis3
HSTM 5550Topics In The History Of Science3
HSTM 5713History of Medicine Seminar3
or HSTM 5723 History of Technology Seminar
Choose two of the following:6
Advanced Studies in the History of Ancient and Medieval Science
Adv. Stds. In The History Of Renaissance & Early Modern Sci.
Advanced Studies In The History Of Modern Science
Choose 12 hours from:12
Topics In The History Of Science
Directed Readings in the History of Science
Issues and Methods in the Digital Humanities
Practicum/Internship in the Digital Humanities
Special Studies
HSTM 5513, or HSTM 5523, or HSTM 5533 (students must take two of the courses in this sequence and may take the third as an elective)
HSTM 5713 or HSTM 5723 (students must take one of these two courses and may take the other as an elective)
Other approved graduate course (may be outside the Department)
Thesis
HSTM 5980Research for Master's Thesis3
Total Credit Hours30

NON-THESIS OPTION

Required Courses
HSTM 5970Seminar: Research, Criticism and Analysis3
HSTM 5550Topics In The History Of Science3
HSTM 5713History of Medicine Seminar3
or HSTM 5723 History of Technology Seminar
Choose two of the following:6
Advanced Studies in the History of Ancient and Medieval Science
Adv. Stds. In The History Of Renaissance & Early Modern Sci.
Advanced Studies In The History Of Modern Science
Choose 17 hours from:17
Topics In The History Of Science
Directed Readings in the History of Science
Issues and Methods in the Digital Humanities
Practicum/Internship in the Digital Humanities
Special Studies
HSTM 5513, HSTM 5523, or HSTM 5533 (students must take two of the courses in this sequence and may take the third as an elective)
HSTM 5713 or HSTM 5723 (students must take one of these two courses and may take the other as an elective)
Other approved graduate course (may be outside the Department)
Total Credit Hours32

NOTES

  • All requirements are to be satisfied by the student’s fourth semester in the program. If special circumstances warrant an exception, the department may extend this deadline.
  • For thesis students, the thesis should be a single, sustained piece of writing modeled on a scholarly journal article. With regard to to length and quality, it is expected that the thesis will be presented to the department as a pre-circulated paper and discussed as a part of the colloquium series. At the discretion of the thesis committee, this presentation may take the place of the oral defense of the thesis.
  • For non-thesis students, a portfolio of three research papers prepared as part of your regular graduate course work should be submitted to your committee.

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 30 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.