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Message from Graduate Program

Welcome to York University’s Science and Technology Studies (STS) Graduate Program!

We are Canada’s largest first English STS graduate program in Canada, offering a PhD and a one-year MA program. Students in our program have an opportunity to work with interdisciplinary faculty whose research specialities include adaptive design, feminist technoscience, Indigenous and postcolonial STS, technoscientific capitalism, pandemics and epidemics, new genomics and pharmaceutical innovation, histories of experiments, ethics of artificial intelligence, Big Tech and the power of digital platforms, agnotology, public understanding of science, space exploration, and technological embodiments. We have spent the last three years revisioning and redesigning a new curriculum for the MA and PhD programs that focuses on improving student experience in light of changing student needs. A major new feature of the re-envisioned MA and PhD programs are the dynamic, experimental, and flexible Research Clusters that we have introduced. We have two Clusters running for the next three years: (1) Technoscientific Injustices; and (2) Bodies: Organic, Inorganic, Technological. In addition, York University hosts a wide range of interdisciplinary colloquia which host leading international scholars including the STS colloquium.

We have a large, diverse graduate student cohort and a lively community of STS scholars and students. In addition to the diversity, breadth, and depth of our faculty, we have a number of strengths that make York an excellent place for graduate study. York is and has been home to prominent journals in the field — Science as Culture, Isis, and the Journal of the History of the Behavioural Sciences — and STS faculty are regular holders of external research grants and mentors to research assistants. The strong research culture and community created at York provides rich opportunities for graduate students to build their own networks, develop their own projects, and disseminate their own research within the wider, international STS community.

Our STS graduate student organization is actively involved in the program—with positions on our executive, as well as planning social events and outings.

York University is an exciting place to pursue graduate studies in STS. Please get in touch with me if you have any questions!


Denielle Elliott, Graduate Program Director

York University recognizes that many Indigenous Nations have longstanding relationships with the territories upon which York University campuses are located that precede the establishment of York University. York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Huron-Wendat. It is now home to many First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities. We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region.

Denielle Elliott

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Our Graduate Program Assistant is here to help!

Hello current, incoming, potential Science and Technology Studies students!

My name is Hazel Beecham and I am your Graduate Program Assistant.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any administrative-related questions (i.e. admissions, academic petitions, courses, enrollment, and registration).

My contact information is:
Phone: 416 736 2100 x 77017

Wishing you the best with your applications and with your studies!


Hazel Beecham, Graduate Program Assistant

Learn More

The Graduate Program in Science & Technology Studies at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Program Assistant to learn more.