About the Graduate Program
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Oregon offers graduate programs leading to the master of arts (M.A.) or the doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.
Our program is known for its pluralism, close mentoring relationships between graduate students and faculty, a faculty committed to teaching excellence as well as research, supportive rather than competitive relationships among graduate students, and professionally active and successful graduate students.
The department and faculty have particular strengths in the traditions of Continental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, and American Philosophy. Our faculty members are also widely recognized for their work in the areas of phenomenology, philosophical psychology, language, embodiment, cognitive science, philosophy of race, gender, identity, peace and conflict studies, pragmatism, aesthetics, environmental philosophy, ancient philosophy, and poststructuralism.
The program is open to interdisciplinary approaches. It requires students to develop a broad knowledge of the history of philosophy, major fields, and various approaches and methods. Students are expected to concentrate in a specific area at the advanced level.
Each student designs a program in consultation with a faculty adviser. Two or more years are typically required to complete the master's degree and five or six years for the doctorate.
The Director of Graduate Studies for 2012-2013 is:
Dr. Scott L. Pratt
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