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University of South Carolina

Department of Philosophy

Columbia, SC

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University of South Carolina

Overview

University of South Carolina / Department of Philosophy is located in Columbia, SC, 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 1
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Candidacy exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

37
Applied
18
Accepted
6
Enrolled
49%

Applying

40
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 Yes
Spring deadline November 15th December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 18 hours in philosophy, 3 letters of recommendation, writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 18 hours in philosophy, 3 letters of recommendation, writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 590

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits

Student Body

24
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 4.17%
White or Caucasian 79%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 16.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (75%)
Female (25%)

Faculty

23
Total faculty
Full-time - 17
Part-time - 6
Male (18)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: History of philosophy, ethics, philosophy of science, social philosophy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
210,000

Location & Contact

Address Columbia, SC  29208
United States
Contact Jeremiah Hackett
Phone: 803-777-7000

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