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Grad Catalog 01-03


Graduate Study

Admission and


of Study

Members of
Graduate Studies





Degrees Offered
Master of Arts
Doctor of Philosophy

Areas of Study

The Department of Philosophy offers many areas of concentration, including a special program of study in Continental philosophy. Anglo-American approaches are also well-represented. The department offers special programs in cooperation with other departments: (1) ancient philosophy, with the Department of Classics; (2) history and philosophy of science, with the Department of History; and (3) philosophy and cognitive science, with the Departments of Linguistics, Psychology, and Computer Sciences. For descriptions of these programs, students should consult the graduate adviser, Department of Philosophy.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 2000-2001.

Edwin B. Allaire
Ignazio Angelelli
Nicholas M. Asher
Daniel A. Bonevac
Robert S. Boyer
David Braybrooke
Grayson Douglas Browning
J. Budziszewski
Robert Louis Causey
Joshua Dever
James S. Fishkin
Jim Hankinson
Kathleen M. Higgins
Herbert I. Hochberg
Cory Juhl
Robert Hilary Kane
     Robert Charles Koons
Frederick M. Kronz
Brian Leiter
Vladimir Lifschitz
Louis H. Mackey
Aloysius P. Martinich
Alexander P. D. Mourelatos
Stephen H. Phillips
Sahotra Sarkar
Thomas K. Seung
Tara Smith
Robert C. Solomon
E. David Sosa
Stephen A. White
Paul B. Woodruff

Degree Requirements

Master of Arts

The master's degree program with report requires completion of Philosophy 384K and 398R; twenty-one additional semester hours of graduate coursework in philosophy; and six hours of upper-division or graduate coursework in a supporting subject. The master's degree program with thesis requires completion of twenty-four hours of graduate coursework in philosophy, including Philosophy 698; and six hours of upper-division or graduate coursework in a supporting subject.

Doctor of Philosophy

In addition to the general requirements given in chapter 3, the requirements for the doctoral degree are as follows:

  1. Demonstration by the end of the third semester of proficiency in logic. The student may demonstrate proficiency by completing Philosophy 344K or 358 or by passing an examination.
  2. Demonstration of proficiency in a foreign language. The required level of proficiency is that demonstrated by completing four semesters of coursework or passing an equivalent examination.
  3. Philosophy 384K, completed in the first year of graduate study.
  4. A graduate course in each of the following: ancient philosophy, modern philosophy, Continental philosophy, and ethics.
  5. Philosophy 398T, a one-semester teaching internship.
  6. Eight additional graduate courses, six of which must be philosophy seminars.
  7. Three courses in a supporting subject.
  8. Completion and defense of a dissertation.

For More Information

Campus address: Waggener Hall (WAG) 329, phone (512) 471-6093, fax (512) 471-4806; campus mail code: C3500

Mailing address: Graduate Program, Department of Philosophy, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712-1180



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Graduate Catalog
Chapter 1 - Graduate Study
Chapter 2 - Admission and Registration
Chapter 3 - Degree Requirements
Chapter 4 - Fields of Study
Chapter 5 - Members of Graduate Studies Committees
Appendix - Course Abbreviations

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