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Florida State University

Department of Philosophy

Tallahassee, FL

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Overview

Florida State University / Department of Philosophy is located in Tallahassee, FL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Philosophy
Master of Arts (MA) History and philosophy of science
Master of Arts (MA) Philosophy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

67
Applied
20
Accepted
9
Enrolled
30%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 31st March 31st Yes
Winter deadline October 19th October 19th No
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 31
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

60
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5%
Black or African American 3.33%
White or Caucasian 70%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 8.33%
Unknown 8.33%

Gender

Male (73%)
Female (26%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 2
Male (12)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Philosophy of biology, Greek philosophy, ethics, action theory, philosophy of mind, metaphysics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 151 Dodd Hall
641 University Way
Tallahassee, FL  32306-1500
United States
Contact Dr. John Piers Rawling
Chairman
Email: prawling@fsu.edu
Phone: 850-644-1483
Fax: 850-644-3832

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