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Degree Requirements

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Financial Assistance

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Faculty

Chair

Morris, Christopher, Full Member

Associate Chair

Stairs, Allen, Full Member

Distinguished Scholar-Teacher

Darden, Lindley, Full Member

Pietroski, Paul M., Full Member

Distinguished University Professor

Bub, Jeffrey, Full Member

Levinson, Jerrold, Full Member

Professor

Carruthers, Peter, Full Member

Frisch, Mathias, Full Member

Greenspan, Patricia S., Full Member

Horty, John, Full Member

Kerstein, Samuel J., Full Member

Manekin, Charles H., Full Member

Morris, Christopher, Full Member

Rey, Georges, Full Member

Stairs, Allen, Full Member

Associate Professor

Dwyer, Susan, Full Member

Moller, Dan, Full Member

Williams, Alexander, Full Member

Assistant Professor

Eaker, Erin, Full Member

Lyon, Aidan, Full Member

Pacuit, Eric, Full Member

Singpurwalla, Rachel, Full Member

Professor Emeritus

Cherniak, Christopher, Full Member

Pietroski, Paul M., Full Member

Associate Professor Emeritus

Brown, John H., Full Member

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Philosophy (PHIL)   

Program Title and Classification

Philosophy

Graduate Degree Program

College: Arts and Humanities

Abstract

The Department of Philosophy offers graduate study leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees with emphasis on contemporary Anglo-American philosophy and the interaction of philosophy with other disciplines. Students often enter the doctorate program without an M.A. degree, but the M.A. may be earned on the way to the Ph.D. While the Ph.D. program is suitable primarily for students who wish to enter a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, the M.A. program is appropriate for those who want to deepen and expand the knowledge they gained as undergraduates or who wish to develop competence in philosophy to apply to some other professional field.

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Writing Sample

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website: www.gradschool.umd.edu/admissions

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant Fall
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
5 Jan
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
5 Jan


Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://www.philosophy.umd.edu

Degree Requirements

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

Non-thesis only: 30 credits required

PHIL 660: Metaphysics, Mind, and Language (3 credits)

PHIL 640: Value Theory (3 credits)

Remainder of coursework (24 credits)

Students are also required to fulfill a Logic Requirement and complete a Scholarly paper.

 

Students must complete ten three-hour courses, or a total of thirty hours of course work. Two of these courses must be Core Courses, the remaining eight graduate seminars offered by the Department. Additional details may be found in the Graduate Handbook on the Department's www site: http://www.philosophy.umd.edu.

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Core Requirements

Doctoral students are requried to complete 36 credits in addition to 12 credits of PHIL 899: Doctoral Dissertation Research. Students are also required to complete a History requirement and a Logic requirement which does not count towards the total course or credit total. For the Prospectus Requirement, students must form a Prospectus Examining Committe, write a Dissertation Prospectus, and have the Prospectus approved by the Prospectus Examining Committee at a formal Prospectus Meeting. In addition all students who have completed the coursework component of the program are required to audit at least one course in each semester thereafter.

Required coursework:

PHIL 660: Metaphysics, Mind, and Language (3 credits)

PHIL 640: Value Theory (3 credits)

One course in the Philosophy of Science (3 credits)

Remainder of coursework (27 credits)

 

Students who seek admission to the Ph.D. program normally should intend to pursue only full-time study toward that degree.

In addition to the Graduate School requirements, students must complete twelve three-hour courses, or a total of thirty-six hours of course work. Two of these courses must be Core Courses, the remaining ten graduate seminars offered by the Department. Additional details may be found in the Graduate Handbook on the Department's www site. Foreign language skills are required only as demanded by the individual student's research.

Partial credit toward the Ph.D. requirements may be awarded for relevant work done at other graduate institutions. The Director of Graduate Studies will make a specific determination in each case.

 

Facilities and Special Resources

A number of other departments and programs at the University offer graduate students additional opportunities for coursework and research.

In addition to the excellent libraries on campus, students may use other libraries in the Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area, such as the Library of Congress, the Center for Hellenic Studies, and the Eisenhower Library on the campus of Johns Hopkins University.

The Department sponsors a series of colloquia by visiting and local speakers throughout the academic year.

Financial Assistance

The Department administers a number of graduate assistantships and fellowships. Virtually all applicants admitted to the doctoral program are offered support, typically a combination of teaching assistantships and fellowships.

Contact Statement

For further information about the program, please consult the Department’s www site: http://www.philosophy.umd.edu or contact the Director of Graduate Studies.

Website

http://www.philosophy.umd.edu

Contacts

Professor Mathias Frisch, Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland, College Park

MD, 20742

Telephone: (301) 405 5689

Fax: (301) 405 5690

mfrisch@umd.edu">mfrisch@umd.edu

 

Professor Dan Moller, Director of Graduate Admissions

Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland, College Park

MD, 20742

Telephone: (301) 405-2117

Fax: (301) 405 5690

dmoller@umd.edu

 

Associated Information

Courses

PHIL

Keywords

Aesthetics, Cognitive Studies, Epistemology, Ethics, Logic, Metaphysics, Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science, Practical Rationality, Social and Political Philosophy.