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University of Minnesota

Academic Year: 
2015 - 2016

Department Name

Philosophy

Department Chair

Valerie Tiberius,
Professor and Chair

Degrees Offered

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

Online Degrees

Ph.D. None, Masters None

Areas of Specialization Offered

Value Theory, Applied Ethics, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, Epistemology, Science Logic and Mathematics, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Biology

Financial Aid

Teaching Fellowships:
0
Non-Teaching Fellowships:
4
Teaching Assistantships:
19
Scholarships:
4
Students teaching their own classes:
4
Other Financial Information:
We guarantee five years of funding to graduate students admitted into the program. This is a combination package of a fellowship or teaching stipend with full tuition, and medical benefits, and some summer research and teaching funding. Although we cannot guarantee it, we usually are able to fund students beyond the fifth year until completion.

Faculty


Members

Brian Bix, Professor
Roy T. Cook, Professor
Peter Hanks, Professor
Geoffrey Hellman, Professor
Sarah Holtman, Associate Professor
Michael Kac, Professor
Alan Love, Associate Professor
Michelle Mason, Associate Professor
Joseph Owens, Professor
Sandra Peterson, Professor
Samuel Fletcher, Assistant Professor
Naomi Scheman, Professor
Valerie Tiberius, Professor
Jos Uffink, Professor
Fareed Awan, Assistant Professor (fixed term, renewable)
Karen Hanson, Vice Provost, University Administrator, Professor of Philosophy
Ian Stoner, Lecturer (adjunct)
David Taylor, Assistant Professor (fixed term, renewable)
William C. Wimsatt, Visiting Professor (formerly Winton Chair)

Demographics

Ph.D.


Program Strengths

We have faculty who work in areas across the philosophical spectrum but we are particularly strong in philosophy of science, logic and philosophy of mathematics, ethics and moral philosophy, and the philosophy of law. The Ph.D. program maintains strong ties with the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science and with the University of Minnesota Law School, both of which sponsor a wide range of reading groups, visiting speakers, and other kinds of philosophical events.

Student Demographics

Degrees Awarded

Ph.D. Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

In State: 
$15,844
Out of State: 
$24,508
Number of Required Courses: 
14
Additional Information: 
Ph.D. candidates are required to take courses in specific areas including history (modern & ancient); ELMS (epistemology, language, mathematics, metaphysics, science); logic; value theory; and a supporting program (non-philosophy courses). Nearly all of our students obtain an M.A. degree en route to the Ph.D. Some students choose to exit with the M.A..

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: 
Department application: We review candidates' complete experience in philosophy or related disciplines, personal statement, letters of recommendation, writing sample, in conjunction with transcript and GRE & TOEFL scores.

Master's


Student Demographics

Master's Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

In State: 
$15,844
Out of State: 
$24,508
Number of Required Courses: 
8
Additional Information: 
Terminal M.A and Non-Terminal M.A.: 8-10 courses (30 credits) for Plan B; 6-7 courses (20 credits) for Plan A, plus 10 thesis credits. The Department of Philosophy does not provide any funding for M.A. candidates who are not on the Ph.D. track.

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: 
Department application: We review candidates' complete experience in philosophy or related disciplines, personal statement, letters of recommendation, writing sample, in conjunction with transcript and GRE & TOEFL scores. Our terminal M.A. program is designed for professionals in other disciplines who are interested in doing graduate work in philosophy. We don't consider it a laddering program into ours or other Ph.D. programs.

Types of Master's

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

Placement


Summary of Ph.D. Students, 2011 - 2015

Summary of Master's Students, 2011 - 2015