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University of Pittsburgh

Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Pittsburgh, PA

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Overview

University of Pittsburgh / Department of History and Philosophy of Science is located in Pittsburgh, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program in classics, philosophy, and history and philosophy of science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
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
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Min 72 credit hours, proficiency in logic

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

54
Applied
9
Accepted
7
Enrolled
17%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 10th January 10th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Requirements CV, Statement of Career Objectives, Writing Sample, 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 577
TOEFL IBT score: 90
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 10
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits

Student Body

34
Total Graduate Students
26%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 2.94%
White or Caucasian 79%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.94%
Asian 8.82%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 5.88%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (61%)
Female (38%)

Faculty

11
Total faculty
Full-time - 11
Part-time - 0
Male (8)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Early Modern History and Philosophy of Science, History and Philosophy of Biology and Medicine, History and Philosophy of Physics, History and Philosophy of Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1101 Cathedral of Learning
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15260
United States
Contact Dr. Michael Dietrich
Department Chair
Email: mdietrich@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-624-5892

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