Sep 15, 2019  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 

Philosophy Department

Chair: G. Witmer.
Graduate Coordinator: C. Liu.

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The Department offers the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Requirements for these degrees are given in the General Information section of this catalog.

Admission to the program requires a bachelor’s degree in philosophy or sufficient course work in philosophy, as determined by the department. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of academic achievement, GRE scores, three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and a sample essay in philosophy. Students may be admitted as for a terminal M.A. degree or for the Ph.D. Program.

The M.A. degree requires two years (36 hours) of course work. All graduate students take foundational courses in their first four semesters: the graduate Proseminar (PHI

  ), Graduate Logic (  ), a course in Ancient Philosophy (  or   ), a course in Modern Philosophy (  or   ), and either Foundations of Analytic Philosophy (  ) or Epistemology (  ).

The Ph.D. requires 90 credit hours, which may include 36 used as credit for the M.A. In addition to the foundational courses required for the M.A., the Ph.D. requires Ethical Theory (

  ) and both of   and  . It also requires six courses at the advanced 6000-level, 3 proposal research hours and 12 doctoral research hours, and of course the successful completion and defense of a dissertation.

Further information about the department’s programs and admissions can be obtained on the department’s website or by contacting the Graduate Coordinator, 330 Griffin-Floyd Hall, (352)392-2084 or