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Science and Technology Studies

Virginia Tech

12 months
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18942 USD/year
18942 USD/year
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About

The Science and Technology Studies program of Virginia Tech explores the relationship between science, technology, and society using a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches. Research in STS analyzes how society affects the development and implementation of scientific, technological, and medical knowledges and practices and how these pursuits affect society.

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Overview

The research and scholarly interests of the faculty in the Science and Technology Studies program of Virginia Tech cross a wide range of disciplinary boundaries: some rely on fieldwork, others are immersed in historical or governmental archival research, while others develop social and conceptual analyses to answer theoretical or ethical questions.

Why choose this program?

  • We analyze how society affects the development and implementation of scientific, technological, and medical knowledges and practices and how these pursuits affect society. 
  • The research and scholarly interests of our faculty cross a wide range of disciplinary boundaries.
  • Best fit for students interest in full-time graduate study on the campus of Virginia’s largest research university. 
  • The graduate program in STS at Virginia Tech prepares students to be productive and publicly-engaged scholars, advancing research. 
  • Full range of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities
  • Our program offers two options to accomodate part-time or full-time enrollment. 
  • All classes are taught in small seminars and offer personal interaction with faculty and peers. 
  • Conduct research that integrates science and technology with societal institutions, norms, and practices.
  • Part-time program and evening classes cater to working professionals. Convenient to the Washington DC Metro at West Falls Church. 
  • All classes are taught in small seminars and offer personal interaction with faculty and peers. Students from all academic and professional backgrounds are welcome.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Science and the Public
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Contemporary Issues in Science and Technology Studies
  • Main Themes in the History of Science and Technology
  • Nuclear Nonproliferation, Safeguards, and Security
  • Public Ecology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • TOEFL/ IELTS  (For all non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents)
  • Scanned copy of your college transcripts with your online application, then arrange for an official copy to be sent to us after you receive an offer of admission
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A letter of interest (250-500 words) is required by the Department of Science, Technology, and Society along with your latest Curriculum Vitae

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9471 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    18942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9471 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9398 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4699 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Blacksburg

1166 - 1906 USD /month
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