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University of Pittsburgh

Department of Philosophy

Pittsburgh, PA

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Overview

University of Pittsburgh / Department of Philosophy 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 ancient science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1
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
Minimum of 72 credit hours, proficiency in logic

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

137
Applied
17
Accepted
7
Enrolled
12%

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 purpose, 3 letters of recommendation, sample of written work

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
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

48
Total Graduate Students
45%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.33%
Black or African American 2.08%
White or Caucasian 77%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 8.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.08%
Unknown 2.08%

Gender

Male (64%)
Female (35%)

Faculty

20
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 0
Male (14)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: History of (Western) Philosophy, logic and philosophy of science, metaphysics and epistemology, philosophy of mind and language, moral and political philosophy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1001 Cathedral of Learning
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15260
United States
Contact Dr. James Shaw
Professor
Email: jrs164@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-624-4141

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