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History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

University of Toronto

12 months
27520 CAD/year
6210 CAD/year
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The Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST) at the University of Toronto offers a Master of Arts degree.


About this Degree

Admission to the MA 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. The IHPST website contains detailed instructions for completing admission applications. Applications must be accompanied by transcripts, a statement of interest, letters of reference, a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample.

Applicants who wish to take one or more of the courses offered by IHPST as non-degree students should apply for admission as Special Students.

The History and Philosophy of Science and Technology MA program at the University of Toronto can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.

Programme Structure

  • History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (0.5 FCE) in the first session

  • Complete 1.0 FCE from the HPS 2000 series

  • Complete 0.5 FCE from the HPS 3000 series

  • Complete elective courses (1.0 FCE)

  • Demonstrate a reading knowledge of French or German; language instruction courses are not counted in the 3.0 FCEs required for the degree.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


3 alternative credits

3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs)


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy IHPST's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • A bachelor's degree from a recognized university with an average grade of at least B+ in the final two years of undergraduate work. While the majority of accepted students exceed this standard, the very broad scope of the field and the variety of fruitful approaches to it also imply that many different backgrounds are appropriate. Accordingly, grades are only one criterion used to judge applicants.

  • Applications must be accompanied by a 300- to 500-word statement of interest indicating the applicant's areas of interest in history and/or philosophy of science and technology at the graduate level. A writing sample of no more than 3,000 words (not to exceed 20 pages) is required.

Tuition Fee

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    27520 CAD/year
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  • National

    6210 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6210 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
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