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Any student admitted to, or currently enrolled in, a U-M graduate program is eligible to apply for an STS Graduate Certificate. Applicants need at least a "B" average in their graduate or (for entering students) undergraduate coursework. Applications are typically due by March or early April for admission in the following semester.

Required Coursework

  • The core STS Graduate Seminar, History 619 / SI 719 Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology, and Medicine, is required. Offered nearly every year (next: Winter 2019). 3 credits.
  • Three semesters of attendance at the STeMS Faculty/Graduate Colloquium Series. Students attend four to six seminars and meet for reading group sessions once or twice during the semester. 3 credits (1 credit per semester; enroll in Rackham 571).
  • Two electives chosen from the list of pre-approved STS Certificate courses. Substitution of courses not on the list requires approval of the Graduate Committee. (Credit varies; must total at least 6).

Courses must be taken in at least two different departments or schools (which may include the student’s home department or school). Up to six of the twelve credit hours may include courses that are required for the student’s graduate or professional degree. The STS Graduate Committee, in consultation with its Science Advisory Committee, may require additional coursework or other preparation.

To apply, submit an application form along with the required supporting documents (letter of interest, most recent transcript, and one letter of reference). We prefer that application materials be submitted as electronic files; please send them to the STS administrator

For further information, email (Henry Cowles, History).