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Penn State University

Academic Year: 
2019 - 2020

Department Name

Philosophy

Department Chair

Amy Rebekah Allen,
Head of Department

Degrees Offered

Ph.D.

Areas of Specialization Offered

Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Gender, Continental/European Philosophy (including Kant), Indigenous Philosophy, Latin American Philosophy, African/Africana Philosophy, 19th/20th Century Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Financial Aid

Teaching Fellowships:
4
Non-Teaching Fellowships:
Teaching Assistantships:
Scholarships:
2
Students teaching their own classes:
25
Other Financial Information:
We provide summer funding and travel money.

Faculty


Members

Robert Bernasconi, Professor
Nancy Tuana, Professor
Christopher Moore, Associate Professor
Kathryn Gines, Associate Professor
Leonard Lawlor, Professor, and Director of Graduate Studies
Emily Grosholz, Professor
Sarah C. Miller, Associate Professor
Brady Bowman, Associate Professor
Mark Sentesy, Assistant Professor
John Christman, Professor
Eduardo Mendieta, Professor
Amy Allen, Professor, and Head of Department
Desiree Lim, Assistant Professor
Marianna Ortega, Associate Professor
David Marriott, Professor
Nicolas de Warren, Associate Professor
Ted Toadvine, Associate Professor and Director of the Rock Ethics Institute
Uygar Abaci, Associate Professor

Demographics

Ph.D.


Program Strengths

Strengths in critical philosophy of race, feminist philosophy, post-colonial philosophy, and Frankfurt School complement the philosophy department's has a longstanding strength in continental philosophy and the history of philosophy. Much of the philosophy done here is oriented by ethical and political issues.

Student Demographics

Degrees Awarded

Ph.D. Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

In State: 
$18,270
Out of State: 
$31,246
Number of Required Courses: 
50

Ph.D. Program Entry Requirements

Transcripts: 
Yes
Writing Sample: 
Yes
Minimum GPA Required?: 
No
GPA: 
3.00
Letters of Recommendation: 
3
GRE Required?: 
No
TOEFL Required?: 
No
Other Requirements: 
We also require a statement of purpose.

Master's


Student Demographics

Master's Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

In State: 
$0
Out of State: 
$0

Master's Program Entry Requirements

Transcripts Required?: 
No
Writing SampleRequired?: 
No
GRE Required?: 
No
GPA Required?: 
No
TOEFL Required?: 
No
Other Requirements: 

Types of Master's

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

Placement


Summary of PhD Students 2019

Summary of Ph.D. Students, 2011 - 2015

Summary of Master's Students, 2011 - 2015