As Chair of the PhD Program in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology at Arizona State University, I am delighted to have the opportunity to invite you to join us in this exciting endeavor. Our students are pioneers in integrating research and teaching in the social, historical, philosophical, and policy study of science and technology, and they join one of the largest and most comprehensive communities of scholars in this field in the nation.
Students are only allowed to begin the degree program during the Fall Semester of each year. Applications are reviewed by the HSD Executive Committee. The application deadline is December 15th for admission the following fall semester.
In view of ASU's commitment to access, applications received after the deadline will in some circumstances be considered at the discretion of the program chair; however, priority in both funding and admissions will be given to applications received by the deadline.
The PhD in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology at Arizona State University is an ambitious, interdisciplinary initiative to understand what it means for humanity that today's societies are permeated by science and technology. We come from the humanities and social sciences, the sciences, and engineering. We come from non-profits, policy, business, communication, and education.
Why choose the School for the Future of Innovation in Society?
The new School for the Future of Innovation in Society offers students an opportunity to be part of an exciting and promising set of undergraduate and graduate programs, certificates and coursework that incorporates science, technology, innovation and society. Our mission is to mentor students to rethink innovation as an objective of systematic study and informed critique in our scientific and technological endeavors; to allow them to envision the futures that humanity would want to inhabit; and to create
The School for the Future of Innovation in Society grew from the seeds of scholarship fostered within the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO), an intellectual network aimed at enhancing the contribution of science and technology to society’s pursuit of equality, justice, freedom, and overall quality of life.
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Conduct Use-inspired Research: Through its close relationship with the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO) – consistently ranked one of the top ten Science and Technology think tanks in the world and the top at a US university – SFIS faculty conduct research on some of the most pressing problems facing humanity: How do subsi