Admission to Doctoral and Professional Programs

More than 40 of our ’12 through ’16 MA graduates are already enrolled in philosophy doctoral programs. (Some students apply to doctoral programs in the fall before they complete the MA, and others apply in the fall that follows award of the MA.) Our MA students who seek admissions to doctoral programs have been very successful.

Recent degree recipients (’11 - '16 MA graduates) have been admitted (most with generous financial support) to philosophy doctoral programs at the following universities among others: Brown University, Boston University, Carnegie Mellon University, City University of New York (CUNY), Claremont Graduate University, Columbia University, Duke University, Georgetown University, Marquette University, Northwestern, Ohio State University, Purdue University, Rutgers University, SUNY Albany, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Stony Brook, Temple University, Texas A&M University, The New School, Tulane University, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz, UC San Diego, University of Arizona, University of Chicago, University of Cincinnati, University of Colorado (Boulder), University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Maryland, University of Massachusetts (Amherst), University of Memphis, University of Miami, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis), University of Missouri, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), University of Oregon, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas, University of Utah, University of Virginia, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin (Madison), Vanderbilt University, Yale University, University of British Columbia, (Canada), Western Ontario University (Canada), Edinburgh University (UK), Monash University (Australia), and University of New South Wales (Australia).

Doctoral programs in religious studies, theology, and interdisciplinary area studies include University of Chicago, Boston University, Indiana University, Masaryk University, (Czech Republic); University of Virginia, University of Washington, Graduate Theological Union, and Rice University.

Joint doctoral programs in Classics and Philosophy include: Bryn Mawr College, Duke University, Rutgers University, University of Chicago, UC Los Angeles, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, and at University of Washington (Seattle).

Law schools include Pittsburgh, Lewis and Clark, and William and Mary, as well as many in California.

Other recent graduates are studying for doctorates in Sociology at the University of Sydney, Human Development at UC Berkeley, and Clinical Psychology at the Wright Institute and at Palo Alto University (affiliated with Stanford University), for a DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) at Golden Gate University, for an MA in East Asian Studies at Stanford University, and for an MS in Environmental Studies at Kingston University in London.

In addition to some of the programs listed above, other programs, to which students who graduated in ’10 or earlier were admitted, include: Loyola University (Chicago), Michigan State University, Purdue University, SUNY Buffalo, Syracuse University, University of Connecticut, University of Nebraska, University of North Texas, University of Wisconsin, McMaster University (Canada), University of Toronto (Canada), University of Essex (UK), University of Liverpool (UK), and York University (UK).

Teaching Positions

Our Graduate Teaching Associate program improves career opportunities both for students who will go on to the Ph.D. and for those who want to teach lower division courses with the M.A. Recent graduates have been hired at CSU, Sacramento (3 recent grads hired), Sacramento City College, San Francisco State University, Santa Barbara City College, Green River Community College (Washington), De Anza College, Madison Technical College (Wisconsin) and Diablo Valley College.