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Dalhousie University

Updated

September 19, 2016

Department Name

The Department of Philosophy

Department Chair

Duncan MacIntosh,
Professor

Degrees Offered

Ph.D., Terminal Masters

Areas of Specialization Offered

19th/20th Century Philosophy, African/Africana Philosophy, Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Bioethics, Decision Theory, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Computing & Technology, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Science

Financial Aid

Teaching Fellowships:
2
Non-Teaching Fellowships:
Teaching Assistantships:
2
Scholarships:
Students teaching their own classes:
3
Other Financial Information:
We fund every graduate student we admit, for at least 1 year in the MA, 4 years in the PhD, though eligible PhD students are ordinarily supported primarily by external scholarships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Funding is a combination of scholarship and teaching assistantship.

Faculty


Members

Darren Abramson, Associate Professor
Kirstin Borgerson, Associate Professor
Andrew Fenton, Assistant Professor
Tyler Hildebrand, Assistant Professor
Mike Hymers, Professor
Chike Jeffers, Associate Professor
Stephanie Kapusta, Assistant Professor, LTA
Duncan MacIntosh, Professor
Letitia Meynell, Associate Professor
Greg Scherkoske, Associate Professor
Peter Schotch, Professor

Demographics

Ph.D.


Program Strengths

We admit only a small number of students and so are able to offer them a lot of attention. There is a great deal of interaction between students and faculty. We run a weekly colloquium series year-round, so students see a lot of professional philosophy in action and have the opportunity to practice professional-level presenting in a nurturing environment. Students get a lot of counseling on their careers, and a lot of mentoring at all stages, including after they graduate and start seeking jobs. We have an extremely high placement record. Our department's Austin lecture series brings in important philosophers from around the world, and our graduate students get to interact with them. Our program features opportunities for graduate students to teach their own classes with mentoring. Students get detailed and quick feedback on their work in progress, their thesis drafts, and on papers they are preparing for public venues. We have placed students as faculty members in most Canadian universities, so our students' dossiers get read by people who know our program, and who are trying to export the philosophical culture they learned at Dalhousie

Student Demographics

Degrees Awarded

Ph.D. Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

In State: 
$4,000
Out of State: 
$4,000
Number of Required Courses: 
6
Additional Information: 
International Students must pay a "Differential Fee" of about $3000 per term, in addition to regular tuition. Successful completion of the PhD also requires writing comprehensive examinations in four areas of philosophy. Competence in a second language may be required, depending on the student's area of research.

Ph.D. Program Entry Requirements

Trascripts: 
Yes
Writing Sample: 
Yes
Minimum GPA: 
Yes
GPA: 
3.70
Letters of Recommendation: 
2
GRE Required?: 
No
TOEFL Required?: 
No
Other Requirements: 
Statement of interests

Master's


Program Strengths

Our MA program is small and selective, usually admitting 4-6 students per year. This means that students receive a lot of individual attention. All graduate students participate in undergraduate instruction through Teaching Assistantships and take part in our year-round weekly colloquium. The atmosphere is especially friendly, stimulating and supportive. About half of our MA graduates choose to continue their studies in Philosophy, and nearly all of them go on to strong PhD programs in Canada or the United States.

Student Demographics

Master's Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

In State: 
$4,000
Out of State: 
$4,000
Number of Required Courses: 
6
Additional Information: 
International Students must also pay a "Differential Fee" of about $3000 per term, in addition to regular tuition. The MA also requires a thesis, typically of about 60-100 pages, usually written during the summer after course-work has been completed.

Master's Program Entry Requirements

Transcripts Required?: 
Yes
Writing SampleRequired?: 
Yes
GPA: 
3.70
Letters of Recommendation: 
2
GRE Required?: 
No
GPA Required?: 
Yes
TOEFL Required?: 
No
Other Requirements: 
Statement of interests.

Types of Master's

Terminal Master's: 
Yes

Placement


Summary of Ph.D. Students, 2011 - 2015 — Women | Men | Other Gender | Unknown Gender