Graduate Program

FAQ for Potential M.A. Program Applicants

You mention that you do not usually admit students who are unfamiliar with the analytic philosophical tradition. Do you teach only analytic philosophy?
No. We regularly offer courses that make substantive contact with the “continental” tradition. But because our main mission is to prepare students for placement in a strong PhD program in philosophy, we do emphasize the analytic tradition.

Can you review my application with me?
Because of the large volume of applications we receive, we cannot review applications with candidates either before they apply or after we complete the admissions process.

I want to get an M.A. in Philosophy, but I'm not sure I want to go on to a Ph.D. program in the field. Am I disqualified?
No. Though most of our students are at least open to going on in philosophy, some apply to the program expecting that they will want to do other things. When the fit between the program and such students is excellent, we will admit such students.

What if I have a question you haven't answered here?
Please contact Jaouad Elkamouss, our Department Administrator.