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Program Details & Degree Requirements

Prospective Students

Considering applying to our program? Along with the information and resources found on this page (and the others to the left listed under Graduate Programs), see the Graduate Application page for contacts, dates, admissions requirements, and FAQs.

Courses

See this table for the Philosophy PhD degree requirements (subject to change). Current course offering descriptions and schedules are available here.

Comprehensive Exams

Comprehensive exams are meant to ensure that all students have a thorough grounding in the history of philosophy. There are two sets of comprehensive exams. The first covers ancient and medieval philosophy, while the second covers modern and contemporary philosophy. The first set is normally taken during the summer after the student's first year of course work, and the second set is normally taken during the summer after the student's second year of course work.

PhD Dissertation Prospectus

Click here for instructions on the PhD dissertation prospectus.

Continuation Conditions

Click here for details on the conditions for continuing in the graduate program.