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Boston Unviersity

Academic Year: 
2018 - 2019

Department Name

Department of Philosophy

Department Chair

C Allen Speight,
Chair

Degrees Offered

Ph.D., Terminal Masters

Areas of Specialization Offered

Aesthetics, Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Financial Aid

Teaching Fellowships:
18
Non-Teaching Fellowships:
25
Teaching Assistantships:
Scholarships:
Students teaching their own classes:
6
Other Financial Information:
All of our PhD students are guaranteed funding for the first 5 years of / the program, and most are able to obtain funding after that (if / necessary).

Faculty


Members

Hugh Baxter, Professor
Alisa Bokulich, Professor
Tian Yu Cao, Professor
Daniel O. Dahlstrom, John R. Silber Professor of Philosophy
Juliet Floyd, Professor
Aaron Garrett, Associate Professor
Marc Gasser-Wingate, Assistant Professor
Charles Griswold, Borden Parker Bowne Professor of Philosophy
Walter Hopp, Associate Professor, Associate Chair
Paul Katsafanas, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Victor Kumar, Assistant Professor
Michaela McSweeney, Assistant Professor
Russell Powell, Associate Professor
David Roochnik, Professor
James Schmidt, Professor
Sally Sedgwick, Professor
C. Allen Speight, Associate Professor, Chair
Susanne Sreedhar, Associate Professor
Daniel Star, Associate Professor
Judson C. Webb, Associate Professor

Demographics

Ph.D.


Program Strengths

Philosophy of Science, Epistemology, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Ethics.

Student Demographics

Degrees Awarded

Ph.D. Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

In State: 
$45,686
Out of State: 
$45,686
Number of Required Courses: 
16
Additional Information: 
Most PhD candidates are accepted as post-bachelors and are therefore required to take the full 16 courses; on rare occasion a candidate is accepted as post-MA and that comes with some lighter requirements, but an accelerated timeline.

Ph.D. Program Entry Requirements

Transcripts: 
Yes
Writing Sample: 
Yes
Minimum GPA: 
No
Letters of Recommendation: 
3
GRE Required?: 
Yes
TOEFL Required?: 
Yes
TOEFL Paper Score: 
550.00
Other Requirements: 

Master's


Student Demographics

Master's Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

Number of Required Courses: 
8

Master's Program Entry Requirements

Transcripts Required?: 
Yes
Writing SampleRequired?: 
Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 
3
GRE Required?: 
Yes
GPA Required?: 
No
TOEFL Required?: 
Yes
TOEFL Paper Score: 
550.00
Other Requirements: 

Types of Master's

Terminal Master's: 
No
Non-Terminal Master's: 
Yes

Placement


Summary of PhD Students 2018

Summary of Ph.D. Students, 2017

Summary of Ph.D. Students, 2016

Summary of Ph.D. Students, 2011 - 2015