UMN Program in the History of Science and Medicine Graduate Degrees
Graduate degrees

We offer MA and Ph.D. degrees through the Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (HSTM). The Program in HSTM is a joint graduate program of the Program in the History of Medicine (Medical School) and the Program in the History of Science and Technology (College of Science and Engineering).

UMN Program in the History of Science and Medicine Undergraduate Degrees
Undergraduate minor and courses

We offer a variety of HMED courses each semester, and an undergraduate minor through the minor in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine. The history of medicine is excellent preparation for undergraduate students interested in careers in the health professions, journalism, public policy, public history, and a range of academic careers.

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The Program in the History of Medicine has been dedicated to research and teaching in the history of disease, healthcare, and medical science. Founded in 1967, the Program is located in the Medical School and the Department of Surgery. The Program gives students a historical perspective on the role of health, medicine, and disease in society today. By equipping students with the tools to analyze textual, visual, and statistical materials relating to the history of medicine, students learn to think critically about historical and contemporary health issues across the globe.

1967
Year of Foundation
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Our faculty have a wide variety of research and teaching interests. We teach courses ranging from the history of healthcare, medicine, and society in the premodern and modern eras, the history of women, gender, and medicine, technology and medicine in modern America, medical humanities and literature, the history of medicine and diseases in East Asia, and demography, data, and healthcare.

We offer:

  • Graduate work leading to MA and Ph.D. degrees in the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine¬†
  • Undergraduate elective courses and an undergraduate minor
  • Historical Segments in the Medical School Curriculum
  • An annual lecture series that provides a forum for the newest work of scholars in our discipline.¬†