Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard

Harvard Kennedy School of Government | Harvard University

Graduate Fields in STS

The Harvard Kennedy School has recently approved the creation of a special field in Science, Technology and Policy Studies (STePS)for students enrolled in its PhD program in Public Policy (PPOL). This special field draws on the strengths of Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard University faculty in Science and Technology and Society to provide doctoral-level  training on the increasingly important issues of policy and governance raised by science and technology in society.

For doctoral candidates in other schools at Harvard, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) offers the opportunity to broaden their education through a variety of Secondary Fields. The Secondary Field of Science, Technology and Society (STS) is aimed at students who wish to deepen their understanding of the workings of science and technology in relation to other social institutions and processes. STS is available to candidates for the PhD, DDes (Doctor of Design), and SJD degrees.

Please explore this page for more information on these opportunities. Interested students are welcome to contact Shana Ashar for more information.