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History and Sociology of Technology and Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The two-year master's program consists of foundation courses in history, social theory, and research methods, as well as more specialized reading and research seminars. The program emphasizes the understanding of technology and science within a broad social and historical context. Students develop a strong general background in history and sociology, and acquire skills in research, social analysis, and writing. The basic curriculum of thirty credit hours consists of fifteen credit hours of required mandatory courses, plus fifteen credit hours of electives for those who do not wish to proceed to the PhD, or plus nine credit hours of electives and six credit hours of special problems (research paper) for those who wish to proceed to the PhD. The curriculum has been changed to establish two tracks, a History Track and a Sociology Track.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Proseminar in Social Theory
  • Proseminar in the History of Technology
  • Social and Political History of the United States

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    577

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

From eligible candidates, departments make final admission decisions based on a combination of factors, including academic degrees and records, the statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, test scores, and relevant work experience. Departments may also consider the appropriateness of the applicant's goals to the degree program in which they are interested and to the research interests of the program's faculty. In addition, consideration may be given to how the applicant's background and life experience would contribute significantly to an educationally beneficial mix of students.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1191 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1191 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1191 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1191 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    575 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 575 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Atlanta

  • 1213 - 2210 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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