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University of Miami

Academic Year: 
2015 - 2016

Department Name

Department of Philosophy

Department Chair

Otavio Bueno,
Professor

Degrees Offered

Ph.D., Terminal Masters, Non-Terminal Masters

Online Degrees

Ph.D. None, Masters None

Areas of Specialization Offered

Value Theory, Aesthetics, Applied Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Ethics, 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 Social Science, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Economics, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Neurology, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Computing & Technology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, History & Philosophy of Science (HPS), Logic, Continental/European Philosophy (including Kant), Latin American Philosophy, American Philosophy

Financial Aid

Teaching Fellowships:
Non-Teaching Fellowships:
Teaching Assistantships:
18
Scholarships:
Students teaching their own classes:
18
Other Financial Information:
Competitive fellowships are available for PhD students. University of Miami Fellowships and Dean's Fellowships provide an additional $5000 stipend and carry no teaching duties for two years. Holmes Fellowships provide an additional $5000 stipend for the first two years of study.

Faculty


Members

Brendan Balcerak Jackson , Assistant Professor
Magdalena Balcerak Jackson , Assistant Professor
Berit Brogaard, Professor
Otávio Bueno, Professor
Elijah Chudnoff, Associate Professor
Edward Erwin, Professor
Simon Evnine, Associate Professor
Susan Haack, Professor
Risto Hilpinen, Professor
Peter Lewis, Associate Professor
Sarah Beth Lesson, Lecturer
James W. Nickel, Professor
Mark Rowlands, Professor
Harvey Siegel, Professor
Michael Slote, Professor
Amie Thomasson, Professor

Demographics

Ph.D.


Program Strengths

The department’s areas of specialization are in epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, ethics, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, virtue theory, philosophy of art, pragmatism, and philosophy of logic. We are dedicated to offering graduate students close personal attention and professional mentoring, along with rigorous philosophical training. About 25 students are currently enrolled in the program, a relatively small size that facilitates contact between the students and the faculty and ensures that graduate students are an integral part of department life.

Student Demographics

Degrees Awarded

Ph.D. Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

In State: 
$16,650
Out of State: 
$16,650
Number of Required Courses: 
15
Additional Information: 
Students must also complete 15 credits of thesis research. All admitted PhD students receive a full tuition waiver.

Ph.D. Program Entry Requirements

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

Master's


Program Strengths

The M.A. program is designed for those who want to pursue philosophy at a deeper level than in their B.A. degree, or who wish to transition into philosophy from other academic disciplines. Students may choose this program to improve their chances of acceptance into a highly-ranked Ph.D. program, or for other reasons. There are no distribution requirements: students may tailor their coursework to their own interests. Students must also write and defend a thesis, which can be used as a writing sample for Ph.D. program applications.

Student Demographics

Master's Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

In State: 
$16,650
Out of State: 
$16,650
Number of Required Courses: 
8
Additional Information: 
Students must complete 24 credits of graduate level coursework, plus 6 credits of thesis research. Partial tuition waivers are available on a competitive basis.

Master's Program Entry Requirements

Transcripts Required?: 
Yes
Writing SampleRequired?: 
Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 
3
GRE Required?: 
Yes
GPA Required?: 
Yes
TOEFL Required?: 
Yes
Other Requirements: 

Types of Master's

Terminal Master's: 
Yes
Non-Terminal Master's: 
Yes

Placement


Summary of Ph.D. Students, 2016

Summary of Ph.D. Students, 2011 - 2015

Summary of Master's Students, 2011 - 2015