Current Students

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Contacts for Department of Philosophy | University Updates on COVID-19

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 the graduate program administrative coordinator, 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 these deadlines will allow the departmental faculty and staff to review all documents before the graduate studies deadlines.

TABLE OF SPRING 2020 AND FALL 2020 GRADUATION DEADLINES
SUBMISSION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

 

Spring 2020 Graduation

Fall 2020 Graduation

Advancement to Candidacy (ATC)

 

March 5, 2020

Proposal for Culminating Experience (PCE)

Forms are submitted the semester prior to enrollment and beginning research.

 

 

  • PCE to ENTIRE THESIS COMMITTEE

 

March 5, 2020

  • PCE to GRADUATE COORDINATOR

 

March 12, 2020

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 15, 2020

September 25, 2020

Final Deadline to Apply for Graduation

May 22, 2020

December 18, 2020

Submission of Final Draft of Thesis

Email to grdphl@sfsu.edu after receiving Committee approval

April 17, 2020

November 13, 2020

Last Date to Take Oral Exam

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

April 24, 2020

November 20, 2020

Preliminary Format Check (at Graduate Studies)

April 10, 2020

November 20, 2020

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

May 22, 2020

December 18, 2020