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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 a range of traditions and fields of focus. The program requires students to develop a broad knowledge of the history of philosophy, major fields, and various approaches and methods. We also welcome interdisciplinary approaches. 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 current Director of Graduate Studies is:
Dr. Scott Pratt,

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