Chair: John Palmer
Graduate Coordinator: Stewart Duncan
The Philosophy Department offers the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees. General requirements for these degrees are described in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog, and program-specific requirements are provided on the Philosophy Program page.
The Department is dedicated both to pursuing high quality research and providing a rigorous education to its graduate students, whether pursuing just the M.A. or the Ph.D. Faculty provide philosophical expertise in a wide variety of areas, including ancient philosophy, modern philosophy, ethical theory, political theory, ethics of technology, bioethics, philosophy of education, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of logic, philosophy of science, philosophy of social science, philosophy of language, argument theory and Continental philosophy. For a full and updated list of areas of research see the pages of individual faculty.
The M.A. program is suitable for those planning or considering a Ph.D. in Philosophy, for those who hope to gain an advanced degree prior to pursuing professional degrees in such fields as law and medicine, and for those who are considering advanced work in related fields such as linguistics, classical studies, religious studies, psychology, and political science.
The Ph.D. program is suitable for those planning to pursue an academic career, including both those focused more on research and those focused more on teaching. Graduates should expect to be trained in doing high quality research in philosophy, to be mentored in the practice of teaching, and to have opportunities for teaching in a broader array of contexts that should serve well the ability to teach courses in writing and the humanities more generally.
For more information, please see the program page as well as our website at http://phil.ufl.edu.