Graduate Catalog
2019-2020
 
Policies, Procedures, Academic Programs
Science and Technology Studies
College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences
Formerly known as Barracks No. 1, it was completed October, 1888, at a cost of $20,000 and contained 33,049 sq. ft. It used to house 130 students until it was converted to academic office use in January, 1967. It is the centerpiece building of the Upper Quad. Named after James H. Lane who was the first commandant of cadets (professor of military tactics) from 1872 to 1881.
121 Lane Hall, Mail Code:0247 Blacksburg VA 24061
Lane Hall
Degree(s) Offered:
• MS
MS Degree in Science and Technology Studies
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Offered In:
Blacksburg
National Capital Region
• PhD
PhD Degree in Science and Technology Studies
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Offered In:
Blacksburg
National Capital Region
Email Contact(s):
Web Resource(s):
Phone Number(s):
540/231-7615
Application Deadlines:
Fall: Aug 01
Spring: Jan 01
Summer I: May 01
Summer II: Jun 01
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Department Head : Daniel Breslau
Graduate Program Director : Saul Halfon (Associate Professor)
Professors: Janet Abbate (National Capital Region); Barbara Allen (National Capital Region); Gary Downey
Associate Professors: Daniel Breslau; James Collier; Saul Halfon; Eileen Patzig; Sonja Schmid (National Capital Region); Matthew Wisnioski
Assistant Professors: Ashley Heflin; Rebecca Hester; Lee Vinsel
Alumni Distinguished Professor: Gary Downey
Collegiate Associate Professors: Matthew Goodrum

Science and Technology Studies Introduction

Science and Technology Studies explores the relationship between science, technology, and society using a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches. Research in STS analyzes how society affects the development and implementation of scientific, technological, and medical knowledges and practices and how scientific, technological, and medical pursuits affect society. The research and scholarly interests of STS faculty cross a wide range of disciplinary boundaries: some rely on fieldwork, others are immersed in historical or governmental archival research, while others develop social and conceptual analyses to answer theoretical or ethical questions.


Graduate students in STS come from a wide range of backgrounds including the natural and physical sciences, engineering, numerous professional disciplines, liberal arts and humanities, history, anthropology, sociology, political science, and philosophy. Graduates emerge with an ability to identify and examine the conceptual, social, cultural, historical, and policy dimensions of science and technology.

Courses leading to an M.S. or a Ph.D. in STS are available at two sites, Virginia Tech's main campus in Blacksburg and the National Capitol Region (NCR) in the greater D.C. metro area.
Offered In (Blacksburg, National Capital Region)

Degree Requirements

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Institution code: 5859
Testing Requirements:
  • TOEFL
    • Paper
      • 577.0
    • iBT
      • 90.0
    • Computer
      • 233.0
MS course requirements can be found on this website: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwSZF3oYTnaBelpFV00tYk1XNE0/view

PhD course requirements can be found on this website: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwSZF3oYTnaBNnhDWmNzN1N5Tjg/view

For further information, contact Carol Sue Slusser at slusserc@vt.edu
Offered In (Blacksburg, National Capital Region)

Degree Requirements

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Institution code: 5859
Testing Requirements:
  • TOEFL
    • Paper
      • 577.0
    • Computer
      • 233.0
    • iBT
      • 90.0
  • GRE
    • General Test
      • Verbal :
      • Quantitative :
      • Analytical :
MS course requirements can be found on this website: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwSZF3oYTnaBelpFV00tYk1XNE0/view

PhD course requirements can be found on this website: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwSZF3oYTnaBNnhDWmNzN1N5Tjg/view

For further information, contact Carol Sue Slusser at slusserc@vt.edu

Science and Technology Studies Facilities Introduction

Lane Hall. The STS administrative offices are located in 122 Lane Hall.  Individual faculty offices are located in Lane Hall as well as other buildings on campus.

The National Capital Region is located at 2054 Haycock Road, Falls Church, VA.

Lane Hall

The STS administrative offices are located in 122 Lane Hall.  Individual faculty offices are located in Lane Hall as well as other buildings on campus.

The National Capital Region is located at 2054 Haycock Road, Falls Church, VA.
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