HOS Graduate Certificate

Anatomy of the brainThe Graduate Certificate in History of Science is open to Princeton University graduate students not enrolled in the Program in History of Science. (Students must be currently enrolled to be eligible.) It is aimed at enabling students who are taking seminars in the Program, working closely with our faculty, and writing dissertations on aspects of the history of science, medicine, and technology to receive a formal credential in the field. Many such students prepare a generals field in history of science, technology, or medicine, but that is not a requirement for the certificate. Upon fulfilling all of the requirements, a student will receive a certificate from the Program in History of Science and is entitled to list the credential on his or her curriculum vitae. The certificate does not appear on a student’s official transcript.

The Director of Graduate Studies for History of Science administers the History of Science graduate certificate program.

Students cannot be admitted to the History of Science graduate certificate program since it is not a degree program.

Course requirements

  • HOS 595: Introduction to the Historiography of Science, which is offered every other year
  • Two other History of Science graduate courses or courses with history of science content, as determined by the Director of Graduate Studies for the Program in History of Science
  • Two presentations (one of which may be a formal commentary) in HOS Program Seminar
  • Regular attendance, for at least two full semesters, at HOS Program Seminar
  • Courses taken for the Graduate Certificate in History of Science cannot be 'audited'

Certificate Recipients

Carolina Malagon
Ph.D. Awarded: in progress
Program: GER

W. Evan Young
Ph.D. Awarded: in progress
Program: EAS

Xinxian Zheng
Ph.D. Awarded: in progress
Program: EAS

Dan Stolz
Ph.D. Awarded: 2014
Program: NES
Current/Last Known Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Science in Human Culture Program, Northwestern University

Sare Aricanli
Ph.D. Awarded: 2014
Program: EAS
Current/Last Known Position: Lecturer, Durham University

Kjell Ericson
PhD. Awarded: 2015
Current/Last Known Position: Postdoctoral Associate & Lecturer in History, Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University (CEAS) 

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