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University of Memphis

Department of Philosophy

Memphis, TN

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Overview

University of Memphis / Department of Philosophy is located in Memphis, TN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
33 hours of class work
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
72 hours of class work

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

42
Applied
8
Accepted
8
Enrolled
19%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
60
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 5th Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.5, 18 hours of undergraduate course work in philosophy, 3 letters of recommendation, writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, bachelor's degree in philosophy, 3 letters of recommendation, writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

31
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 16.13%
White or Caucasian 70%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.23%
Unknown 3.23%

Gender

Male (67%)
Female (32%)

Faculty

9
Total faculty
Full-time - 7
Part-time - 2
Male (6)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Continental philosophy, ethics, analytic philosophy, feminist theory, Africana philosophy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Clement Hall
Memphis, TN  38152
United States
Contact Dr. Mary Beth Mader
Chair
Email: mmader@memphis.edu
Phone: 901-678-2535
Fax: 901-678-4365

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