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Admissions

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 accepted as early as the first semester of enrollment and are considered on a rolling basis. Once accepted into the program, students are considered "Candidates" for the Certificate until it is conferred at graduation.

Required Coursework (12 Total Credits)

  • 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. 
  • Two electives chosen from the list of pre-approved STS Certificate courses or else chosen in consulation with the Graduate Director. (Credit varies; must total at least 6).
  • Three semesters' enrollment in Rackham 571, a one-credit course requiring attendance at STeMS Lectures (occasional Mondays) and one or two reading group meetings per term (TBD). To enroll in Rackham 571, contact the instructor for permission to register.

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 graduate administrator smkaiser@umich.edu.

For further information, email sts.graduate.advisor@umich.edu (Henry Cowles, History).