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University of Arizona

Academic Year: 
2018 - 2019

Department Name

Department of Philosophy

Department Chair

Jason Turner,
Department Head

Degrees Offered

Ph.D., Terminal Masters

Areas of Specialization Offered

Aesthetics, Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Metaphysics and Epistemology, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, History of Philosophy

Financial Aid

Teaching Fellowships:
10
Non-Teaching Fellowships:
2
Teaching Assistantships:
30
Scholarships:
Students teaching their own classes:
22
Other Financial Information:
Prizes and awards ranging from $500-$1500

Faculty


Members

Julia Annas, Professor
Allen E. Buchanan, Professor
Thomas Christiano, Professor
Stewart Cohen, Professor
Juan Comesaña, Professor
Jerry Gaus, Professor
Michael Gill , Professor
Richard Healey, Professor
Terry Horgan, Professor
Laura Howard, Associate Professor
J. Christopher Maloney, Professor
Michael McKenna, Professor
Shaun Nichols, Professor
David Owen, Associate Professor
Guido Pincione, Professor
Marga Reimer, Professor
Connie Rosati, Professor
Dan Russell, Professor
Carolina Sartorio, Professor
David Schmidtz, Professor
Houston Smit, Associate Professor
Mark Timmons, Professor
Joseph Tolliver, Associate Professor
Steven Wall, Professor
Jonathan Weinberg, Associate Professor

Demographics

Ph.D.


Program Strengths

The University of Arizona Philosophy Department is ranked 14th in the US. Our political philosophy program, with its connections to both economics and law, is ranked first among all English-speaking Universities. We also have significant strengths in ethics, metaphysics and epistemology, philosophy of mind and cognitive science, philosophy of physics, and the history of ancient and modern philosophy. We have an active and successful placement program the results of which you can see from the record on our website. The Department regularly sponsors the following scholarly gatherings on campus that attract scholars from across the nation and around the world: The Arizona Ancient Philosophy Colloquium, The Arizona Normative Ethics Workshop, and The Center for the Philosophy of Freedom's Current Research Workshop. An annual colloquium series hosts distinguished philosophers lecturing on their current research. Additionally, the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom conducts a brown bag lecture series featuring speakers from national institutions. Ours is also a strongly interdisciplinary department in which faculty and graduate students work in the intersections of philosophy with psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, physics, classics, economics, art, and mathematics.

Student Demographics

Degrees Awarded

Ph.D. Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

Number of Required Courses: 
15
Additional Information: 
15 courses + minimum of 18 dissertation credits

Ph.D. Program Entry Requirements

Transcripts: 
Yes
Writing Sample: 
Yes
Minimum GPA Required?: 
No
GPA: 
3.50
Letters of Recommendation: 
3
GRE Required?: 
Yes
TOEFL Required?: 
No
Other Requirements: 
Personal statement None

Master's


Program Strengths

In addition to the strengths of the UA Philosophy PhD program listed above, the department offers an Accelerated MA in Philosophy that allows a UA senior to complete a master's degree in one additional year.

Student Demographics

Master's Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

Number of Required Courses: 
10
Additional Information: 
In the Accelerated Master's Program, four of the 10 required courses may also simultaneously satisfy requirements of the BA in either Philosophy or Philosophy, Politics, Economics And Law.

Master's Program Entry Requirements

Transcripts Required?: 
Yes
Writing SampleRequired?: 
Yes
GPA: 
3.30
Letters of Recommendation: 
2
GRE Required?: 
Yes
GPA Required?: 
No
TOEFL Required?: 
No
Other Requirements: 
Statement of purpose None

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

Summary of Master's Students, 2011 - 2015