Program in History and Philosophy of Science

The History and Philosophy of Science Program at the University of Notre Dame is one of a handful of programs in the United States that offers graduate-level instruction up to the Ph.D. in the field of the history and philosophy of science. The five year program draws upon the resources, not only of the Department of Philosophy, the Department of History, and the Program of Liberal Studies, but also of the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Physics, the program in Gender Studies, the joint Philosophy-Mathematics Ph.D. Program, and the GLOBES Program in Environment and Society.

While HPS students are admitted by an application process separate from the Department of Philosophy graduate admissions process, philosophy-track HPS students are very much members of the Philosophy Department. They have the same access to graduate seminars in Philosophy, and shared workspace in Malloy Hall, as any philosophy graduate students.

More information about the program in History and Philosophy of Science can be found here, or by emailing