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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) Ethics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Metaphysics
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) Epistemology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) History of ancient philosophy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 2

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
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

51
Applied
14
Accepted
5
Enrolled
27%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

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: Recommended TOEFL Paper score: 100
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

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

Student Body

22
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 18.18%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 59%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4.55%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.55%
Unknown 9.09%

Gender

Male (86%)
Female (13%)

Faculty

11
Total faculty
Full-time - 11
Part-time - 0
Male (6)
Female (5)

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:
1,024

Location & Contact

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

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