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University of Rochester

Department of Philosophy

Rochester, NY

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Overview

University of Rochester / Department of Philosophy is located in Rochester, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Philosophy of mind
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Philosophy of language
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) History of modern philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) History of ancient philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Ethics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Epistemology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Metaphysics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2
Doctoral Degrees 1

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 Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

40
Applied
8
Accepted
2
Enrolled
20%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Personal statement, transcript, three (or more) confidential letters of recommendation, writing sample in philosophy, list of prior philosophy courses as cover sheet for work sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships

Student Body

21
Total Graduate Students
9%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
90%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 19.05%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 61%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 14.29%

Gender

Male (95%)
Female (4%)

Faculty

9
Total faculty
Full-time - 9
Part-time - 0
Male (6)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Ancient Greek philosophy and moral education, clinical bioethics, ethical realism, baruch spinoza and physical science, philosophy of religion
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
602

Location & Contact

Address 532 Lattimore Hall
PO Box 270078
Rochester, NY  14627-0078
United States
Contact Randall Curren
Department Chair
Email: randall.curren@rochester.edu
Phone: 585-275-8112