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Program Requirements 

Any student with a bachelor's degree or a comparable foreign degree from a recognized college or university is eligible to apply for admission. Applicants with the necessary background and a preferred performance level of G.P.A. 3.0 or above may be admitted for graduate work with the recommendation of the program's graduate faculty and approval of the Dean of the Graduate School.  International applicants (and domestic applicants whose native language is not English) are required to provide proof of English language proficiency as a condition of admission.  We require applicants to provide three letters of recommendation. It is strongly recommended that applicants submit their Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. Typically students designate a preference for the history of science and technology or history of medicine tracks.

See a list of additional materials to provide with your application on our application procedures page. 

HSTM Application FAQ

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WHEN IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE?

December 1 annually.

WHO SHOULD I CONTACT TO TALK ABOUT MY APPLICATION?

Contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Jennifer Alexander (alexa056@umn.edu), or the Graduate Program Coordinator, Emmie Miller (hstm@umn.edu). 

WHICH TRACK (HMED OR HST) SHOULD I SELECT?

There are two tracks in the Program in History of Science, Technology and Medicine. They should align with your areas of research interest. One track, History of Science and Technology, has slightly different course requirements than the other track. Students in the Science and Technology track select a primary and a secondary field of study and build a course program around that. The History of Medicine track does not have the same two-field requirement. If you are unsure which track to select, contact the Director of Graduate Studies, the Graduate Program Coordinator, or the faculty member you propose to work with. 

WHAT ADDITIONAL MATERIALS SHOULD I PROVIDE WITH MY APPLICATION?

For a full list of materials, visit our application procedures page.

FINANCIAL AID AND STIPENDS

For students admitted with a guarantee of funding, financial aid is available in the form of teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and fellowships. Students admitted with funding are usually guaranteed funding through their fifth year. For further information, see the contact address.

WHEN WILL I HEAR BACK ABOUT THE STATUS OF MY APPLICATION?

We try to process applications very quickly. Usually applicants hear from the Program in January.

CAN I ARRANGE A VISIT?

Yes. Contact hstm@umn.edu to get started. 

DOES THE PROGRAM DO ROLLING ADMISSIONS?

The Program in HSTM does not do rolling admissions. Applications should be submitted with a term start date for fall of the year following the date of your application. e.g. Applicants submitting applications in Fall of 2021 should select a term start date of Fall 2022.