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Philosophy

Graduate students in the Philosophy program may focus their studies on the following areas: epistemology and metaphysics (including philosophy of mind); ethics (including applied ethics, metaethics, and normative ethics); history of philosophy (including the ancient, modern, or 19th and 20th centuries); philosophical logic; philosophy of language; philosophy in literature; philosophy of law; philosophy of mathematics; philosophy of physics; and political philosophy.

Completion Requirements
A.M.:
Eight courses and a thesis or completion of the preliminary requirements for the Ph.D. There is no terminal master’s program. The A.M. degree is conferred only as part of the Ph.D. Program.

Ph.D.: Sixteen courses including at least 10 seminars, i.e., courses numbered above 201 or designated as seminars by the instructors; advancement to candidacy (based on qualification review of coursework completed during the first three semesters, satisfactory completion of course and distribution requirements, approval of a dissertation project); dissertation; oral defense.

Admission Information
Admission requirements:
Writing sample required

GRE General: Required
GRE Subject: Not required
Application deadline: January 2