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About

Stanford University's Ph.D. program in Philosophy is among the world's best. Our graduate students receive their training in a lively community of philosophers engaged in a wide range of philosophical projects. 

Overview

Our Philosophy Ph.D. program from Stanford University trains students in traditional core areas of philosophy and provides them with opportunities to explore many subfields such as the philosophy of literature, nineteenth-century German philosophy, and medieval philosophy.

Key Features 

  • Among other areas, we are exceptionally strong in Kant studies, the philosophy of action, ancient philosophy, logic, and the philosophy of science. 
  • We attract some of the best students from around the world and we turn them into accomplished philosophers ready to compete for the best jobs in a very tight job market.

Programme Structure

  • Our program is well known for its small size, streamlined teaching requirements, and low average time to degree.
  • The program regulations are designed to efficiently provide students with a broad base in their first two years. 
  • In the third year students transition to working on their dissertations. During the summer prior to the third year, students are required to attend a dissertation development seminar. 
  • This seminar introduces students to what is involved in writing a dissertation. During the third year the course load drops to just under one course per quarter.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree is granted by the major department following a student's successful completion of qualifying procedures as determined by the department. 
  • Departmental policy determines procedures for subsequent attempts to become advanced to candidacy in the event that the student does not successfully complete the procedures. Failure to advance to candidacy results in the dismissal of the student from the doctoral program; see the "Guidelines for Dismissal of Graduate Students for Academic Reasons" section of this bulletin.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Stanford

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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