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Philosophy, Ph.D.

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University rank #201 (WUR) Miami, FL, United States
The Ph.D. program is specifically designed to prepare students for careers as professional teachers and researchers in philosophy, not only by way of coursework and research supervision, but also through professional mentoring and opportunities for philosophical development both inside and outside the classroom. 
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Overview

The Ph.D. program is specifically designed to prepare students for careers as professional teachers and researchers in philosophy, not only by way of coursework and research supervision, but also through professional mentoring and opportunities for philosophical development both inside and outside the classroom. Students normally enter with either a B.A. or an M.A. degree in philosophy. Students who enter without an M.A. and who fulfil the relevant requirements are awarded the M.A. degree as they work towards the Ph.D.

Each entering student is assigned a mentor from among the faculty, and faculty members lead professional development seminars on such topics as teaching, preparing work for publication, and preparing for the job market. A dedicated placement director work with each student to maximize their success at securing good post-graduation employment.

The Department prides itself on providing an inclusive, friendly and congenial atmosphere for doing philosophy, with many opportunities for informal interaction among students and faculty including workshops, conferences, colloquia and post-colloquium dinners.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethical Theory
  • Political Philosophy
  • Epistemology and Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • Evidence and Knowledge in Medicine
  • Mind and Language
  • Induction, Probability and Scientific Method
For more information, please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • The University of Miami requires a minimum score of 297 (total of verbal + quantitative) for acceptance into any Graduate School program.

    This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Analytical Writing score:

    3.5

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Normally at least a B.A. in Philosophy is required
  • Complete the online application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Send official Test Scores: Test scores will only be accepted if they are submitted directly from the testing agency
  • Complete the School Report
  • Letter(s) or Recommendation
  • Conduct updates, if applicable
  • Special Programs may ask for additional requirements like a portfolio or/and schedule and audition
  • If applicable, submit your financial aid documents
  • For international students only: Submit official test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2030 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • National

    2030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2030 USD per credit and a duration of .
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Living costs for Miami

  • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
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