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University of Houston

Academic Year: 
2012 - 2013

Department Name

Department of Philosophy

Department Chair

David Phillips,
Full Professor

Degrees Offered

Terminal Masters

Financial Aid

Teaching Fellowships:
Non-Teaching Fellowships:
Teaching Assistantships:
9
Scholarships:
Students teaching their own classes:
Other Financial Information:

Faculty


Members

Gregory Brown, Full Professor
Cynthia Freeland, Full Professor
James Garson, Full Professor
Bredo Johnsen, Full Professor
David Phillips, Full Professor
Helen Hattab, Associate Professor
Tamler Sommers, Associate Professor
Joshua Weisberg, Associate Professor
Cameron Buckner, Assistant Professor
D.Justin Coates, Assistant Professor
Christy Mag Uidhir, Assistant Professor
William H. Austin, Professors emeriti
Anne Jaap Jacobson, Professors emeriti
William N. Nelson, Professors emeriti
Johanna Luttrell, Post-Doc

Demographics

Ph.D.


Student Demographics

Degrees Awarded

Ph.D. Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

In State: 
$0
Out of State: 
$0

Ph.D. Program Entry Requirements

Transcripts: 
No
Writing Sample: 
No
Minimum GPA: 
No
GRE Required?: 
No
TOEFL Required?: 
No
Other Requirements: 

Master's


Program Strengths

The University of Houston Masters Program in Philosophy features a stellar research faculty boasting a per-person publication record equal to or exceeding that of any terminal Masters program in philosophy over the last five years. The program is especially strong in: History of Philosophy: Greg Brown is a leading Leibniz scholar. Helen Hattab has published extensively in early modern philosophy, including a recent Cambridge monograph on Descartes, and is Vice President of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science. Aesthetics: Both Cynthia Freeland and Christy Mag Uidhir have published broadly, each with a recent Oxford monograph (with Mag Uidhir winning the ASA Outstanding Monograph Prize). Cognitive Science: Jim Garson has published much at the interface of logic and cognitive science, with two books at Cambridge. Joshua Weisberg and Cameron Buckner have published extensively on consciousness and animal cognition respectively. The department also has ties to UH's Perception & Visual Cognition and Cognitive Development Labs. Ethics: Tamler Sommers recently published a monograph with Princeton on justice. Justin Coates is a leading scholar on blame (with a recent anthology at Oxford). David Phillips is a leading Sidgwick scholar (also with a recent monograph at OUP).

Student Demographics

Master's Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

In State: 
$6,138
Out of State: 
$14,154
Number of Required Courses: 
36

Master's Program Entry Requirements

Transcripts Required?: 
Yes
Writing SampleRequired?: 
No
GPA: 
3.30
Letters of Recommendation: 
3
GRE Required?: 
Yes
GPA Required?: 
No
TOEFL Required?: 
No
Other Requirements: 

Types of Master's

Terminal Master's: 
Yes

Placement