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University of Alberta

Academic Year: 
2018 - 2019

Department Name

Department of Philosopy

Department Chair

Glenn Griener,
Associate Professor & Chair of Philosophy

Degrees Offered

Ph.D., Terminal Masters

Financial Aid

Teaching Fellowships:
Non-Teaching Fellowships:
Teaching Assistantships:
Scholarships:
Students teaching their own classes:
Other Financial Information:
We normally provide PhD students with 48 months of funding. Most of our MA students (in the thesis-based as well as the course-based program) are also funded. In addition to teaching assistantships and research assistantships (and principal instructorships for senior PhD students), there are non-teaching fellowships. The latter include recruitment scholarships for students entering our graduate programs, and many Canadian permanent residents are supported by federal scholarships (SSHRCs) and provincial fellowships.

Faculty


Members

Katalin Bimbó, Professor
Ingo Brigandt, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Biology
Phil Corkum, Associate Professor
Neil Dalal, Associate Professor (joint with Religious Studies)
Glenn Griener, Associate Professor
Kathrin Koslicki, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Metaphysics and Epistemology
Marie-Eve Morin, Professor
Howard Nye, Associate Professor
Geoffrey Rockwell, Professor (joint with Humanities Computing)
Amy Schmitter, Professor
Jennifer Welchman, Professor
Jack Zupko, Professor
Matthew Kostelecky, Associate Professor (St. Joseph's College)
Nathan Kowalsky, Associate Professor (St. Joseph's College)
Emeritus professors who sometimes offer graduate instruction in Philosophy: Robert Burch, Bruce Hunter, Bernie Linsky, Martin Tweedale, Jeffry Pelletier, Alexander Rueger, Emeritus Professor

Demographics

Ph.D.


Program Strengths

We have an exceptionally diverse set of areas of expertise, ranging over most areas of the history of western philosophy, feminist philosophy, logic and philosophy of language, and "continental" philosophy, and a small bit of Indian philosophy. As such, we can offer a much more comprehensive training in philosophy than most departments of our size. Areas of particular focus within the department include "continental" philosophy (particularly phenomenology), Foucault, aesthetics, feminist philosophy, Aristotle, Aristotelian metaphysics, non-classical logics, the history of analytic philosophy, Hume, some areas in the philosophy of emotions, philosophy of biology, biomedical ethics, and the philosophy of disability.

Student Demographics

Degrees Awarded

Ph.D. Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

Number of Required Courses: 
9
Additional Information: 
9 with an MA; but 12 without an MA.

Ph.D. Program Entry Requirements

Transcripts: 
No
Writing Sample: 
No
Minimum GPA: 
No
Letters of Recommendation: 
3
GRE Required?: 
No
TOEFL Required?: 
No
Other Requirements: 
Statement (of research interests & program plans) All applications are considered as a whole, with the writing sample given particularly close attention.

Master's


Student Demographics

Master's Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

Number of Required Courses: 
6
Additional Information: 
Students without adequate background in philosophy may be admitted to a "Qualifying Year," in which they take about 8 term courses (undergraduate) in philosophy. They can then apply for a change-of-status to the full MA program.

Master's Program Entry Requirements

Transcripts Required?: 
No
Writing SampleRequired?: 
No
Letters of Recommendation: 
3
GRE Required?: 
No
GPA Required?: 
No
TOEFL Required?: 
No
Other Requirements: 
Statement See as for Ph.D. program

Types of Master's

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

Placement


Summary of Ph.D. Students, 2011 - 2015

Summary of Master's Students, 2011 - 2015