Our department has thriving MA and PhD programs, with 13 and 39 students currently enrolled, respectively. Our faculty have significant and recognized research strengths in continental philosophy, philosophy of science and philosophy of mind, ethics, social and political philosophy and the history of philosophy; we also offer graduate instruction in many other areas. Our current course offerings give some idea of the variety we offer. You might also be interested in our list of current graduate students and their research interests.
How to apply for Graduate Studies in Philosophy.
- Entrance Scholarship - Social and Political Philosophy. New PhD students in social and political philosophy whose dissertations touch on ethical issues related to globalization are eligible to receive additional funding ($1,000 - $3,000) from the Canada Research Chair in Ethics and Global Social Change. For additional information please contact Monique Deveaux.
- Entrance Scholarship - Women in Philosophy. The Philosophy Department is excited to announce an Entrance Scholarship for Women in Philosophy. Valued at $1000.00, this scholarship will be awarded annually to a woman student entering the Graduate Program in Philosophy,either at the master's or the doctoral level. This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic and scholarly merit. For more information, please contact Patricia Sheridan.
- Entrance Scholarship - Bioethics. Dr. Karen Houle welcomes applications from prospective MA and PhD students whose area of research interest overlaps significantly with the philosophical topics addressed by her SSHRC Insight grant: "Ultimate Gifts: Critiquing the Discourse of Generosity in the Donation and Use of Human Cadavers in Scientific Research and Medical Training in Canada."(Ethics and anatomy, science and ethics, poststructural ethics, bioethics, generosity, citizenship, identity and corporeality). One MA or PhD student whose dissertations will touch on philosophical issues related to Dr. Houle's SSHRC Insight Grant is eligible to receive additional funding ($2,000 - $3,000). For additional information please contact Karen Houle.
- Recent MA graduate, Jamie Robertson lands job as Coordinator of the Ethics Centre at the University of Sudbury.
- Recent PhD graduate, Scott Marratto lands tenure track position at Michigan Technological University.
- Recent MA graduate, Jordan Bartol awarded SSHRC grant and University of Leeds scholarship to prusue PhD in philosophy of science.
- Recent PhD Graduate, Victor Biceaga publishes book with Springer: The Concept of Passivity in Husserl's Phenomenology.
The MA can be pursued as preparation for a PhD, but need not be. Within the last three years, graduates from our MA program have entered philosophy PhD programs at Columbia University, the University of Hawaii, the University of Western Ontario, Michigan State University, the University of Ottawa, St Andrews University in Scotland, and the European Graduate School in Switzerland. We can guarantee up to $22,000 for the four semester MA program; there are additional funding opportunities.
Please see the Graduate Calendar for the Philosophy MA program admission requirements.
If after finding out about our faculty's research interests you are interested in applying to our MA program, please read about the application process and look at the program regulations. In addition to our department's regulations, the MA program is governed by the University's MA Degree Regulations.The deadline for receipt of completed applications is February 5, 2013.
The department hosts one of the largest PhD programs in philosophy in Canada with 39 PhD students and 20 faculty members. The department is known for its collegial atmosphere: faculty and graduate students share a lounge and a seminar room, and all PhD students have offices interspersed among faculty offices. Our department has an outstanding placement record. Of the 29 PhDs who graduated from our department since Fall 1996, 27 are presently teaching at a university or a college—16 in tenured or tenure-track positions. The department can typically guarantee $22,500 funding per year for four years for any incoming PhD student; there are additional funding opportunities.
Please see the Graduate Calendar for the Philosophy PhD program admission requirements.
CHECK OUT OUR CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS RESEARCH INTERESTS
The program has three main areas of specialization, as recognized by the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies (the accreditation body for all university graduate programs in Ontario):
If after finding out about our faculty's research interests you are interested in applying to our PhD program, please read about the application process and look at the program regulations . In addition to our department's regulations, the PhD program is governed by the University's PhD Degree Regulations. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is January 29, 2013.
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