The Philosophy program at the University of Oregon is known for its pluralism, close mentoring relationships between graduate students and faculty, a faculty committed to teaching excellence as well as research, supportive rather than competitive relationships among graduate students, and professionally active and successful graduate students.
The department and faculty have particular strengths in a range of traditions and fields of focus. The program requires students to develop a broad knowledge of the history of philosophy, major fields, and various approaches and methods. We also welcome interdisciplinary approaches. Students are expected to concentrate in a specific area at the advanced level.
Each student designs a program in consultation with a faculty adviser. Two or more years are typically required to complete the master’s degree and five or six years for the doctorate.
- Advanced Logic (Pratt)
- 17th- and 18th-Century Philosophers: Descartes and Locke (Zack)
- 17th- and 18th-Century Philosophers: Schelling (Warnek)
- 20th-Century Philosophers: Beauvoir (Mann)
- Seminar: Philosophy and Teaching (Vallega-Neu)
- Pro Seminar: Feminist Philosophy (Mann)
- Hermeneutics of Difference (Vallega)
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- A brief personal statement explaining your philosophical background and specific philosophical interests.
- Three letters of recommendation, completed by teachers (preferably philosophy teachers) familiar with the applicant’s academic background.
- One writing sample that reflects your highest quality work in philosophy.
- College transcripts for all graduate and undergraduate course work in philosophy.
- Domestic Students: Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) are required.
- International Students: A satisfactory command of the English language is required for admission to the University of Oregon.
International28161 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 28161 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National16659 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16659 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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