Current Students

The Department of Philosophy wishes to support our students as best we can! Please take a look through the Philosophy Graduate Student Handbook (pdf) for information on regulations, procedures, and updates pertaining to our graduate program. We especially support our students' applications for fellowships and scholarships.

Students: Interested in taking a break from the classroom? Take a look at these opportunities for many activities for-credit that are not classroom-based. The department offers these, as well as extracurricular activities, to participate more deeply in the philosophical community.

Please contact the Graduate Coordinators, Professors Landy and Sowaal, or Chris Wessels, the Graduate Program Administrative Specialist, with any questions you have throughout the program.

Philosophy Graduate Student Handbook

Students:  Download the Philosophy Graduate Student Handbook (pdf) which covers in-depth steps involved in the progress toward the degree.

You are responsible for meeting all of the internal deadlines for paperwork.

Submitting your materials by the below internal deadlines will allow the departmental faculty and staff to review all documents before the graduate studies deadlines.

TABLE OF SPRING 2021 AND FALL 2021 GRADUATION DEADLINES
SUBMISSION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

 

Spring 2021 Graduation

Fall 2021 Graduation

Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) to Prof. Landy

 

February 19, 2021

Proposal for Culminating Experience (PCE)

Submitted the semester before you plan to register for your thesis course: PHIL 898.

 

 

  • PCE to ENTIRE THESIS COMMITTEE

 

February 19, 2021

  • PCE to Prof. Landy

 

March 5, 2021

Deadline to Apply for Graduation

Applying on time for graduation will ensure a preliminary degree evaluation and your name in the commencement booklet for the annual Commencement Ceremony held in Spring.

February 19, 2021

 

Final Deadline to Apply for Graduation

May 14, 2021

 

Schedule Oral Exam/ Thesis Draft to Graduate Program Administrative Specialist

Be sure to arrange date by emailing grdphl@sfsu.edu 1 to 2 weeks prior to the date of the exam

 

 

Last Date to Take Oral Exam

April 16, 2021

 

Preliminary Thesis Format Check

Email to grdphl@sfsu.edu after receiving Committee approval

April 9, 2021

 

Final Format Check and Proof of Completion (to Graduate Studies)

May 14, 2021