History of Science

The University of Washington does not offer a formal degree in History of Science or Science Studies, but students interested in doctoral studies in these areas can pursue them within the framework of a history PhD program. One of the strengths of our MA program and our PhD program is the extent to which studies in history of science here at UW are integrated within the broader contexts of historical scholarship. We encourage graduate students in our PhD program to take advantage of the department's policy allowing one of the four doctoral graduate fields to be taken outside of the department. Useful fields might include topics in the philosophy of science, graduate-level study in one of the natural sciences for those qualified, or science studies undertaken in one of the other humanities departments within the University.

Associated Faculty

Bruce Hevly - Associate Professor, History of Technology; History of Science