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Eleven of our recent MA students will begin advanced studies in Fall 2019. Below are the programs where they will study (and in parentheses are listed other programs to which they were accepted).

Philosophy PhD Programs
Johns Hopkins University; Syracuse University; UC Davis; UC Irvine; University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign; University of Pennsylvania (2); University of Western Ontario. (Students were also accepted at: Seattle; University of Kentucky; University of South Florida; University of Washington)

Law Programs
University of Arizona Law School (Students were also accepted at: Notre Dame Law School; UC Davis Law School; UC Irvine Law School)

Other advanced degree programs
UC Berkeley, Jurisprudence and Social Philosophy
California Institute of Integral Studies, Clinical Psychology PhD Program

More than 54 of our ‘12 through ‘18 M.A. graduates were enrolled in philosophy doctoral programs. Our M.A. students who seek admissions to doctoral programs have been very successful.

Recent degree recipients (‘11–‘18 M.A. graduates) were 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, Florida State University, Georgetown University, Loyola University (Chicago), Marquette University, Michigan State University, Northwestern, Ohio State University, Portland State University,Purdue University, Rutgers University, Stanford University, SUNY Albany, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Stony Brook, SUNY Buffalo, Syracuse University, Temple University, Texas A&M University, The New School, Tulane University, University of Alabama, University of Arizona, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz, UC San Diego, University of Chicago, University of Cincinnati, University of Colorado (Boulder), University of Connecticut, University of Georgia, University of Hawaii, University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Iowa, University of Maryland, University of Massachusetts (Amherst), University of Memphis, University of Miami, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis), University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), University of North Texas, University of Oregon, University of Pennsylvania, University of Rochester, University of South Florida, University of Tennessee (Knoxville) University of Texas, University of Utah, University of Virginia, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin (Madison), Vanderbilt University, and Yale University.

Outside of the US, our students were admitted to: University of British Columbia (Canada), McMaster University (Canada), Western Ontario University (Canada), University of Toronto (Canada), Edinburgh University (UK), University of Essex (UK), University of Liverpool (UK), York 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 entered doctoral programs in: Politics at University of Virginia; Sociology at the University of Sydney, Human Development at UC Berkeley; Clinical Psychology at the Wright Institute and at Palo Alto University (affiliated with Stanford University); Others entered a D.B.A. program in Business Administration at Golden Gate University; for an M.A. in East Asian Studies at Stanford University; and for an M.S. in Environmental Studies at Kingston University in London.


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 directly from our MA program to each both inside and outside of California. Some of the California schools are: CSU, Sacramento; Diablo Valley College, Fresno City College, Merced College, Sacramento City College; San Francisco State University; and Santa Barbara City College. Some of the schools outside of California are: Georgia College (Milledgeville); Green River Community College (Washington); Madison Technical College (Wisconsin); and Southwest Colorado College.