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University of Pittsburgh — HPS

Academic Year: 
2016 - 2017

Department Name

History and Philosophy of Science

Department Chair

John D. Norton,
Distinguished Professor & Chair

Degrees Offered

Ph.D., Non-Terminal Masters

Areas of Specialization Offered

Bioethics, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Social Science, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Neurology, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Computing & Technology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, History & Philosophy of Science (HPS), Philosophy of Biology, History of Philosophy

Financial Aid

Teaching Fellowships:
2
Non-Teaching Fellowships:
12
Teaching Assistantships:
9
Scholarships:
Students teaching their own classes:
7
Other Financial Information:

Faculty


Members

Mazviita Chirimuuta, Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
James Lennox, Professor and Placement Director
Peter Machamer, Professor
Edouard Machery, Distinguished Professor
Sandra Mitchell, Professor and Chair
John Norton, Distinguished Professor and Co-Director of Admissions
Paolo Palmieri, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Porter Williams, Assistant Professor and Co-Director of Admissions
James Woodward, Distinguished Professor

Demographics

Ph.D.


Program Strengths

This survey response is from the History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) Department. Leiter's Philosophical Gourmet Report places the University of Pittsburgh as the only institution in Group 1 under the category of "General Philosophy of Science". This is due to a significant extent to the HPS Department.

Student Demographics

Degrees Awarded

Ph.D. Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

In State: 
$21,748
Out of State: 
$35,904
Number of Required Courses: 
12
Additional Information: 
Total number of credits required for degree - 72

Ph.D. Program Entry Requirements

Transcripts: 
Yes
Writing Sample: 
Yes
Minimum GPA Required?: 
Yes
GPA: 
3.00
Letters of Recommendation: 
3
GRE Required?: 
Yes
TOEFL Required?: 
Yes
TOEFL Online Score: 
90.00
Other Requirements: 
Statement of Purpose

Master's


Student Demographics

Master's Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

In State: 
$21,748
Out of State: 
$35,904
Number of Required Courses: 
12
Additional Information: 
The survey responses are for History and Philosophy of Science Department. The Philosophy Department keeps statistics on master's degree awards.

Master's Program Entry Requirements

Transcripts Required?: 
Yes
Writing SampleRequired?: 
Yes
GPA: 
3.00
Letters of Recommendation: 
3
GRE Required?: 
Yes
GPA Required?: 
Yes
TOEFL Required?: 
Yes
TOEFL Online Score: 
90.00
Other Requirements: 
Statement of Purpose

Types of Master's

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

Placement


Summary of Ph.D. Students, 2016

Summary of Ph.D. Students, 2011 - 2015

Summary of Master's Students, 2011 - 2015