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Graduate Program

The Graduate School has developed a  quick reference guide [pdf] to help you quickly access the information you need about semesters and graduate student credit hours, GA appointments, and enrollment. More in formation can be found in the Graduate School Handbook.

Department's Graduate Program is a strong one with an excellent placement record. Placement information is available for graduates of our doctoral program since 1995-96.  Areas of special strength in the Department include: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic, Logic, Modern Philosophy, Ethics and Metaethics, Moral Psychology and Action Theory, Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Language, History of Analytic Philosophy, and Metaphysics and Epistemology.

Most graduate course work takes the form of seminars that are used to satisfy Course Number and Distribution Requirements. For more information about the program requirements please see the links in the right hand column. Beginning students are required to take a First-Year Seminar which is an intensive introduction to a topic and is usually taught by two faculty members.

The William H. Fink Prize for the outstanding graduate student essay in philosophy is awarded annually.

The Philosophy Department has several affiliated professors from other departments. Many of both the graduate students and the faculty make use of the relationship between the excellent Department of Linguistics, Department of Mathematics, Department of Political Science, and Department of Comparative Studies by attending one another's seminars, colloquia, reading groups, etc. Some of the graduate students have gone on to obtain dual degrees (or certificates) in these other departments.

Zoe Ashton talks about her experience as a graduate student in Ohio State's philosophy program