General Philosophy MA

The department's faculty include seven regular faculty members, plus a number of faculty who teach part-time. Faculty areas of interest and expertise cover a wide span both of topics and of historical figures. As a result, we provide students with a graduate education that is both broad and current.

Though our program is not large, some of our students have been quite successful. One is now a professor and dean at Stanford University. One recently completed his PhD at Toronto, and now is a professor in Pennsylvania. Another studied in the PhD program at the University of Texas at Austin, concentrating on ancient Greek philosophy and minoring in classics, and now teaches philosophy at Agnes Scott College. Other students have gone into law, medicine, government service, community college teaching, the ministry, and the business fields.

Graduate students in our program take most of their classes in upper division undergraduate courses that are open for graduate-level credit (sometimes on the basis of extra work and/or outside discussions with the instructor). Graduate students sometimes earn a portion of the remainder of their philosophy credits by means of independent study arrangements with individual faculty members.

Before seeking admission to our program, you should determine whether your interests fit our own range of competencies and interests. We generally admit students to the MA program whose backgrounds and interests are congruent with our own.