Philosophy Designated Emphasis



To receive a designated emphasis in philosophy, graduate students from other departments must complete the following requirements in addition to degree requirements for the doctorate in their home department.

Guidelines and application forms are available in the Philosophy Department office.

Committee Composition and Departmental Approvals

A Philosophy Department faculty member is to be consulted about the intention to pursue a philosophy designated emphasis. This advisor is required to serve on both the qualifying examination committee and the dissertation reading committee.

Course Requirements

Students must complete four graduate courses in philosophy selected in consultation with the philosophy faculty advisor. One of the four may be an independent study approved by the philosophy faculty advisor.

Writing, Research and/or Teaching Requirements

Students must submit a significant piece of writing that demonstrates competency in the field. The writing could take the form of a seminar paper or dissertation chapter. The essay must meet the approval of the philosophy advisor.