Georgia Institute of Technology
School of History, Technology, and Society
221 Bobby Dodd Way
Atlanta, GA 30332-0225
comparative global culture in the modern era; comparative urban societies; gender, race, ethnicity, and class; nation, empire, comparative, and political traditions; and science, technology, and medicine
This is a multidisciplinary course which embeds science and technology in their broader social and historical contexts. This is reflected in the course structure which obliges students to attend courses in the history of science and technology as well as in American, European or non-Western history, and global history. The qualifying fields are similarly structured.
Special Programs or Resources
The Center for Education in Teaching and Learning has multiple programs for professionalizing graduate students.
For outstanding students the standard TA stipend is supplemented by foundation money, and resources are available for attendance at conferences. There are very few GRA opportunities, though many of our students gain teaching experience at Georgia Tech itself, or in the many colleges in the Atlanta area.
66 hours are required for the PhD. There are three qualifying examinations: history (national, regional or global), history of science and technology, one free elective. The emphasis is on the 19thC and 20thC. Fields are examined by an open-book written examination followed by an oral.
Information from Department of Education
(Includes information on the size, location, and general characteristics of faculty and student body)
Information from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
(Includes rating of the institution's rating of the graduate instructional program and size and setting)
Full-time Faculty: 20
Relative Size based on Number of Full-time Faculty: Small [Explain]
Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 22
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 1
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: 28%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 21
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Small [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 1996
History PhDs conferred to Date: 23
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 2
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Small [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012