University of Wisconsin–Madison

Our Academic Programs

History of Science, Medicine, and Technology

3211 Humanities Building, Mosse
455 North Park St
Madison WI 53706
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Program contact: Abby Kennison
Phone: 608-263-1960
Fax: 608-263-5302
Email: ankennison@wisc.edu

Face-to-Face Evening/weekend1 Online2 Hybrid3 Accelerated4 Add'l assistantship and/or enrollment policy5
Admitting Degree(s):
M.A.
Ph.D.

About the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology Program

The Department of History offers separate graduate degrees (MA&PhD) in History and in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology (HSMT). The graduate degree program in HSMT is one of the largest & oldest academic programs of its kind in the U.S. It is known for the strength and diversity of its areas of study and its collegial environment. All historical aspects of science, medicine, and technology receive attention--from internal development to broader social context.

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Additional Policy

part time enrollment is permitted, full time preferred

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1 These programs are offered in an evening and/or weekend format to accommodate working schedules. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses and personal connections, while keeping your day job. For more information about the meeting schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

2 These programs are offered primarily online. Many available online programs can be completed almost entirely online with all online programs offering at least 50 percent or more of the program work online. Some online programs have an on-campus component that is often designed to accommodate working schedules. Take advantage of the convenience of online learning while participating in a rich, interactive learning environment. For more information about the online nature of a specific program, contact the program.

3 These programs have innovative curricula that combine on-campus and online formats. Most hybrid programs are completed on-campus with a partial or completely online semester. For more information about the hybrid schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

4 These on-campus programs are offered in an accelerated format that allows you to complete your program in a condensed time-frame. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses with minimal disruption to your career. For more information about the accelerated nature of a specific program, contact the program.

5 Students in most on-campus graduate programs are eligible for assistantships. Please look carefully at the additional policies listed above for more information about the specific assistantship and enrollment policies for the program. Contact the program with any questions.