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Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Academic Year: 
2015 - 2016

Department Name

Philosophy

Department Chair

Anthony Steinbock,
Professor; Interim Chair

Degrees Offered

Ph.D., Terminal Masters

Areas of Specialization Offered

Value Theory, Aesthetics, Applied Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Psychology, Metaphysics and Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Social Science, Philosophy of Economics, Logic, Philosophy Politics and Economics (PPE), Early Modern Philosophy (17th & 18th Century), Continental/European Philosophy (including Kant), History of Philosophy, Asian Philosophy, African/Africana Philosophy, 19th/20th Century Philosophy, American Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Financial Aid

Teaching Fellowships:
0
Non-Teaching Fellowships:
5
Teaching Assistantships:
7
Scholarships:
3
Students teaching their own classes:
7
Other Financial Information:
The department offers 3 scholarships but there are more recipients.

Faculty


Members

Thomas Alexander, full professor
Randall Auxier, full professor
Sara Beardsworth, associate professor
Robert Hahn, full professor
Anthony Steinbock, full professor
Kenneth Stikkers, full professor
Andrew Youpa, associate professor
Alfred Frankowski, Assistant Professor

Demographics

Ph.D.


Program Strengths

Southern Illinois University's Philosophy program has strong faculty and curriculum in the fields of American, Continental, Asian and Feminist Philosophy, rigorous qualifying exams for candidacy, and is home to several prominent book series and journals where students can acquire wide professional experience, and offers students valuable teaching experience. We are also the home to unique research centers that attract scholars on a global scale to convene and research from our Southern Illinois campus.

Student Demographics

Degrees Awarded

Ph.D. Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

In State: 
$5,088
Out of State: 
$10,490
Number of Required Courses: 
30

Ph.D. Program Entry Requirements

Transcripts: 
Yes
Writing Sample: 
Yes
Minimum GPA: 
Yes
GPA: 
3.00
Letters of Recommendation: 
3
GRE Required?: 
Yes
GRE Quantitative Reasoning score: 
150.00
GRE Verbal Reasoning score: 
150.00
TOEFL Required?: 
Yes
TOEFL Online Score: 
80.00
TOEFL Computer Score: 
213.00
TOEFL Paper Score: 
550.00
Other Requirements: 
statement of purpose New students will take our comprehensive exams if they have not taken the equivalent in their MA.

Master's


Program Strengths

Southern Illinois University's Philosophy program has strong faculty and curriculum in the fields of American, Continental, Asian and Feminist Philosophy, rigorous qualifying exams for candidacy, and is home to several prominent book series and journals where students can acquire wide professional experience, and offers students valuable teaching experience. We are also the home to unique research centers that attract scholars on a global scale to convene and research from our Southern Illinois campus.

Student Demographics

Master's Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

In State: 
$5,088
Out of State: 
$10,490
Number of Required Courses: 
10

Master's Program Entry Requirements

Transcripts Required?: 
Yes
Writing SampleRequired?: 
Yes
GPA: 
3.00
Letters of Recommendation: 
3
GRE Required?: 
Yes
GRE Verbal Reasoning score: 
150.00
GRE Quantitative Reasoning score: 
150.00
GPA Required?: 
Yes
TOEFL Required?: 
Yes
TOEFL Computer Score: 
80.00
TOEFL Online Score: 
213.00
TOEFL Paper Score: 
550.00
Other Requirements: 
statement of purpose The same is required for the MA that would qualify for entrance into the Ph.D program.

Types of Master's

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

Placement


Summary of Ph.D. Students, 2016

Summary of Ph.D. Students, 2011 - 2015

Summary of Master's Students, 2011 - 2015