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Carnegie Mellon University

Academic Year: 
2015 - 2016

Department Name

Philosophy

Department Chair

David Danks,
L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy and Psychology

Degrees Offered

Ph.D., Terminal Masters, Non-Terminal Masters

Areas of Specialization Offered

Applied Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Psychology, Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, Science Logic and Mathematics, Philosophy of Social Science, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Economics, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Neurology, Philosophy of Computing & Technology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Decision Theory, History & Philosophy of Science (HPS), Logic, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy Politics and Economics (PPE)

Financial Aid

Teaching Fellowships:
16
Non-Teaching Fellowships:
2
Teaching Assistantships:
Scholarships:
Students teaching their own classes:
1
Other Financial Information:
All PhD students are provided with full tuition plus $20,000 per year in stipend. Masters students are provided with half tuition. We hire many of our masters students as graders, although this is not guaranteed.

Faculty


Members

Jeremy Avigad, Professor
Steve Awody, Professor
Adam Bjorndahl, Assistant Professor
Robert Cavalier, Emeritus Teaching Professor
David Danks, L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy and Psychology
B.R. George, Assistant Professor
Clark Glymour, Alumni University Professor
Mara Harrell, Teaching Professor
Kevin Kelly, Professor
Alex London, Clara L. West Professor of Ethics and Philosophy
Joseph Ramsey, Director of Research Computing
Richard Scheines, Professor (and Dean of Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences)
Teddy Seidenfeld, Herbert Simon Professor
Wilfried Seig, Patrick Suppes Professor
Mandy Simons, Associate Professor
Joel Smith, Distinguished Career Teaching Professor
Peter Spirtes, Professor
Tom Warner, Assistant Teaching Professor
Danielle Wenner, Assistant Professor
Wayne Wu, Associate Professor (housed in the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition)
Kun Zhang, Assistant Professor
Kevin Zollman, Associate Professor

Demographics

Ph.D.


Program Strengths

A focus on scientifically and mathematically engaged philosophy. (For demographics, we are combining both PhD and Masters to improve anonymity of responses.)

Student Demographics

Degrees Awarded

Ph.D. Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

In State: 
$39,842
Out of State: 
$39,842
Number of Required Courses: 
18
Additional Information: 
All PhD students are provided with full tuition reimbursement and a stipend of $20,000

Ph.D. Program Entry Requirements

Transcripts: 
Yes
Writing Sample: 
Yes
Minimum GPA: 
No
Letters of Recommendation: 
3
GRE Required?: 
Yes
TOEFL Required?: 
Yes
Other Requirements: 
Personal statement

Master's


Program Strengths

A focus on scientifically and mathematically engaged philosophy.

Student Demographics

Master's Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

In State: 
$39,842
Out of State: 
$39,842
Number of Required Courses: 
12

Master's Program Entry Requirements

Transcripts Required?: 
Yes
Writing SampleRequired?: 
Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 
3
GRE Required?: 
Yes
GPA Required?: 
Yes
TOEFL Required?: 
Yes
Other Requirements: 
Personal Statement

Types of Master's

Terminal Master's: 
Yes
Non-Terminal Master's: 
Yes

Placement


Summary of Ph.D. Students, 2011 - 2015

Summary of Master's Students, 2011 - 2015