My List

This feature is for registered users only. Please signup today for free.

My List

This feature is for registered users only. Please signup today for free.

Vanderbilt University

Academic Year: 
2015 - 2016

Department Name

Philosophy Department

Department Chair

Robert B. Talisse,
W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy

Degrees Offered

Ph.D.

Areas of Specialization Offered

Value Theory, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Gender, Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, Early Modern Philosophy (17th & 18th Century), Continental/European Philosophy (including Kant), 19th/20th Century Philosophy, American Philosophy

Financial Aid

Teaching Fellowships:
22
Non-Teaching Fellowships:
1
Teaching Assistantships:
22
Scholarships:
Students teaching their own classes:
17
Other Financial Information:
NA

Faculty


Members

Scott Aikin, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Idit Dobbs-Weinstein, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Lenn E. Goodman, Professor of Philosophy and Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities
Lisa Guenther, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Michael Hodges, Professor of Philosophy and Director of Undergraduate Studies
John Lachs, Centennial Professor of Philosophy
Larry May, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law
José Medina, Professor of Philosophy
Karen Ng, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Kelly Oliver, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy (with appointments in African-American Diaspora Studies, Film Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies
Lucius T. Outlaw (jr.), Professor of Philosophy
Robert B. Talisse, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Philosophy Department
Jeffrey Tlumak, Associate Professor of Philosophy
David Wood , W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy, Professor of European Studies and Professor of Art
Julian Wuerth, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Graduate Studies

Demographics

Ph.D.


Program Strengths

Epistemology, ethics, feminist philosophy, metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, philosophy of race, social and political philosophy; American pragmatism, analytic philosophy, continental philosophy, history of philosophy

Student Demographics

Degrees Awarded

Ph.D. Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

In State: 
$16,686
Out of State: 
$16,686
Number of Required Courses: 
16
Additional Information: 
Students must complete at least 15 3-credit graduate level courses plus a 2-credit Pro-Seminar for a total of 47 hours of coursework. Students must also register for additional research credits to accrue a total of 72 credit hours for the Ph.D.

Ph.D. Program Entry Requirements

Transcripts: 
Yes
Writing Sample: 
Yes
Minimum GPA Required?: 
No
Letters of Recommendation: 
3
GRE Required?: 
Yes
TOEFL Required?: 
Yes
TOEFL Online Score: 
88.00
TOEFL Paper Score: 
570.00
Other Requirements: 
Completion of the online application to the Vanderbilt Graduate School. Applicants whose native language is not English must present the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International Language Testing Service (IELTS) with the application. This requirement may be waived if the applicant has earned a degree from an English-speaking institution. The application deadline for fall admission of any given year is January 15 of that same year.

Master's


Student Demographics

Master's Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

In State: 
$0
Out of State: 
$0
Additional Information: 
The Philosophy Department admits students for a terminal MA (30 hours of graduate level coursework) ONLY under special circumstances.

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, 2016

Summary of Ph.D. Students, 2011 - 2015