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University of Tennessee

Academic Year: 
2019 - 2020

Department Name

Department of Philosophy

Department Chair

Mariam Thalos,
Department Head

Degrees Offered

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

Financial Aid

Teaching Fellowships:
2
Non-Teaching Fellowships:
1
Teaching Assistantships:
20
Scholarships:
Students teaching their own classes:
8
Other Financial Information:
Non-teaching fellowships are not guaranteed but are available through internal competitions at the university.

Faculty


Demographics

Ph.D.


Program Strengths

We have a young and energetic faculty, a trajectory of improvement, and special strengths in action theory (including free will and moral responsibility) and in ethical theory and political philosophy (including but not limited to strength in the theoretical approaches of Immanuel Kant and John Rawls), also in epistemology, philosophy of science, and ancient philosophy.

Student Demographics

Degrees Awarded

Ph.D. Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

Number of Required Courses: 
16
Additional Information: 
Students who already have a master's degree in philosophy are normally required to complete only 8 additional courses.

Ph.D. Program Entry Requirements

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

Master's


Program Strengths

We have a young and energetic faculty, a trajectory of improvement, and special strengths in action theory (including free will and moral responsibility) and in ethical theory and political philosophy (including but not limited to strength in the theoretical approaches of Immanuel Kant and John Rawls), also in epistemology, philosophy of science, and ancient philosophy.

Student Demographics

Master's Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

Number of Required Courses: 
8
Additional Information: 
The number given is if the student also completes and defends a thesis. If the student opts instead for an examination then 10 courses are required.

Master's Program Entry Requirements

Transcripts Required?: 
No
Writing SampleRequired?: 
No
GRE Required?: 
No
GPA Required?: 
No
TOEFL Required?: 
No
Other Requirements: 

Types of Master's

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

Placement


Summary of Ph.D. Students, 2011 - 2015

Summary of Master's Students, 2011 - 2015