Graduate Program Placement
The majority of our students choose to go on to doctoral study in philosophy or a related discipline, while the rest go to law school or seek employment outside academe.
Since 2015, 22 of our 27 MA students who have chosen the thesis option have applied to PhD programs, and 21 of 22 (95.4%) have been accepted with funding.
MA Thesis Title
Applied to PhD Programs?
Initial Placement (fully funded Philosophy PhD acceptances unless otherwise specified)
|2023||Misgivings About the Given: Externalist Elements in Bonjour's Internalist Foundationalism||Yes||University of Georgia (also accepted at Iowa, Kansas, South Carolina)|
|2023||The Necessity of Integrity and Stare Decisis in Anglo-American Judicial Systems||Yes (PhD & MLA)||Converse University (MLA)|
|2023||Aproaching a Theory of Public Health Ethics||Yes||St. Louis University (Bioethics & Philosophy)|
|2023||Thinking the Interior: Supplementing Graham Harman's Weird Formalism with Spatial Intimacy||No||MBA program (fully funded)|
|2022||The Double-Bind of the Black Scholar: How Racial Embodiment Engages with Academia||Yes||Memphis (also accepted at Purdue)|
|2022||Painting, Intersubjectivity, and Ethics in the Philosophy of Merleau-Ponty||Yes||Buffalo (also accepted at University of South Florida)|
|2021||Benevolent Politics: A Proposal for Maternal Governance||Yes||University of Hawai'i|
|2021||Anxiety and Death in Being and Time: An Exercise in Formal Indication||Yes||Texas A&M (also accepted at Buffalo, New Mexico, Hawai'i, and Memphis)|
|2021||Naming the Virtual: History through Hegel and Deleuze||Yes||Emory|
|2020||Nishitani Keiji's Solution to the Problem of Nihilism: The Way to Emptiness||Yes||University of Hawai'i|
|2020||Meliorism in the 21st Century||Yes||Texas A&M|
|2020||Phenomenology and Metaphysical Realism||Yes||University of Kentucky|
|2020||From One to All: The Evolution of Camus' Absurdism||Yes||employed outside academe (applied to only one (non-philosophy) program)|
|2019||Property Individuation||Yes||University of Nebraska|
|On the Philosophy and Psychology of Reasoning and Rationality||Yes||University of Maryland|