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University of Calgary

Academic Year: 
2015 - 2016

Department Name

Philosophy

Department Chair

Nicole Wyatt,
Department Chair

Degrees Offered

Ph.D., Terminal Masters

Areas of Specialization Offered

Aesthetics, Applied Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Bioethics, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, Normative Ethics, Meta-Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Psychology, Metaphysics and Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Science Logic and Mathematics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Decision Theory, History & Philosophy of Science (HPS), Logic, Philosophy of Biology, History / Traditions, Early Modern Philosophy (17th & 18th Century), Continental/European Philosophy (including Kant), History of Philosophy, 19th/20th Century Philosophy, American Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of History

Financial Aid

Teaching Fellowships:
2
Non-Teaching Fellowships:
6
Teaching Assistantships:
25
Scholarships:
4
Students teaching their own classes:
6
Other Financial Information:
The department makes funding commitments to all entering MA and PhD students for 2 and 4 years, respectively. Students are funded through a combination of teaching assistantships, fellowships, and tuition waivers. Several faculty hold research grants and offer paid research assistantships. Advanced PhD student typically teach their own courses at least once during their careers. Canadian students are eligible for external fellowships from SSHRC, and our students have been successful in winning these awards.

Faculty


Members

John A. Baker, Associate Professor
Reid Buchanan, Instructor
Megan Delehanty, Assistant Professor
David Dick, Assistant Professor
Marc Ereshefsky, Professor
Jeremy Fantl, Associate Professor
Christopher Framarin, Associate Professor
Katrin Froese, Professor
Walter Glannon, Professor
Allen Habib, Assistant Professor
Ishtiyaque Haji, Professor
Ali Kazmi, Associate Professor
Noa Latham, Associate Professor
Ann Levey, Associate Professor
David Liebesman, Associate Professor
J.J. MacIntosh, Professor
Lorraine Markotic, Associate Professor
Mark Migotti, Professor
Brendan Moran, Associate Professor
C. Kenneth Waters, Professor
Nicole Wyatt , Assistant Professor (Department Head)
Richard Zach, Professor (Graduate Director)

Demographics

Ph.D.


Program Strengths

The department is strong in many areas of philosophy, but especially in ethics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of language and logic. A graduate enrollment of about 35 students allows for small graduate classes and quality student-faculty interaction. The department is an active and welcoming philosophical community and encourages diversity. The department hosts an extensive visiting speakers program, conferences, graduate colloquia, research group meetings, a first-year seminar, and an active placement service.

Student Demographics

Degrees Awarded

Ph.D. Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

In State: 
$5,594
Out of State: 
$12,696
Number of Required Courses: 
6
Additional Information: 
As is the case with most Canadian departments, admission to the PhD program typically requires an MA. However, the department will consider highly qualified students without an MA degree for admission on a case-by-case basis. Typically, they will be required to complete twelve courses for the PhD program.

Ph.D. Program Entry Requirements

Transcripts: 
Yes
Writing Sample: 
Yes
Minimum GPA: 
Yes
GPA: 
3.50
Letters of Recommendation: 
3
GRE Required?: 
No
TOEFL Required?: 
Yes
TOEFL Online Score: 
97.00
TOEFL Computer Score: 
250.00
TOEFL Paper Score: 
580.00
Other Requirements: 

Master's


Program Strengths

As is typical of Canadian graduate programs, the department offers a 2-year MA program which requires one year of coursework and a thesis, typically completed in the second year. Switching to the PhD program is possible for qualified students. The MA program is fully funded. Our students are competitive at placing in top PhD programs. The academic strengths are the same as for the PhD program.

Student Demographics

Master's Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

In State: 
$5,594
Out of State: 
$12,696
Number of Required Courses: 
6
Additional Information: 
We have both a course-based and a thesis-based Master's degree. Ten courses are required for the course-based degree and six for the thesis-based Master's program.

Master's Program Entry Requirements

Transcripts Required?: 
Yes
Writing SampleRequired?: 
Yes
GPA: 
3.50
Letters of Recommendation: 
3
GRE Required?: 
No
GPA Required?: 
Yes
TOEFL Required?: 
Yes
TOEFL Computer Score: 
250.00
TOEFL Online Score: 
97.00
TOEFL Paper Score: 
580.00
Other Requirements: 

Types of Master's

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

Placement


Summary of Ph.D. Students, 2011 - 2015

Summary of Master's Students, 2011 - 2015