Placement

PLACEMENT FOR FALL 2020

Nine of our recent M.A. students will begin advanced studies in Fall 2020. Below are the programs where they will study (and in parentheses are listed other programs to which they were accepted).

Philosophy Ph.D. Programs

Boston University; State University of New York, Binghamton; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Davis; University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, San Diego; University of Wisconsin, Madison. (Students were also accepted at Colorado State University; University of California, Irvine; University of California, Santa Barbara; University of California, Santa Cruz; University of Massachusetts, Amherst; University of Maryland, College Park; University of South Florida).

Other advanced degree programs

Georgetown’s Masters in Policy Management Program; Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.

PLACEMENT FOR FALL 2019

Eleven of our recent M.A. students began advanced studies in Fall 2019. Below are the programs where they began their studies (and in parentheses are listed other programs to which they were accepted).

Philosophy Ph.D. Programs

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

Law Programs

University of Arizona Law School (Students were also accepted at: Notre Dame Law School; University of California, Davis Law School; University of California, Irvine Law School).

Other advanced degree programs

University of California, Berkeley, Jurisprudence and Social Philosophy
California Institute of Integral Studies, Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program

PLACEMENT FOR THE LAST NINE YEARS

Our M.A. students who seek admissions to doctoral programs have been very successful.

More than 74 of our 2012 through 2020 M.A. graduates were enrolled in (or were about to enroll in) philosophy doctoral programs.

Here lists of where recent degree recipients (‘11–‘20 M.A. graduates) were admitted (most with generous financial support) to philosophy doctoral programs:

Brown University; Boston University; Carnegie Mellon University; City University of New York; Claremont Graduate University; Colorado State University; Columbia University; Duke University; Florida State University; Georgetown University; Johns Hopkins University; Loyola University, Chicago; Marquette University; Michigan State University; The New School; Northwestern; Ohio State University; Portland State University; Purdue University; Rutgers University; Stanford University; State University of New York, Albany; State University of New York, Binghamton; State University of New York, Stony Brook; State University of New York, Buffalo; Syracuse University; Temple University; Texas A&M University; Tulane University; University of Alabama; University of Arizona; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Davis; University of California Irvine; University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, Riverside; University of California, San Diego; University of California, Santa Barbara; University of California, Santa Cruz; University of Chicago; University of Cincinnati; University of Colorado, Boulder; University of Connecticut; University of Georgia; University of Hawaii; University of Illinois at Chicago; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; University of Iowa; University of Kentucky; University of Maryland, College Park; 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, Seattle; 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 California, Los Angeles, University of California, Santa Barbara; University of California, Irvine; University of Chicago; and University of Washington, Seattle.

Law schools include Lewis and Clark; Notre Dame Law School; Pittsburgh; William and Mary; University of Arizona Law School; University of California, Davis Law School; University of California, Irvine Law School, as well as many others in California.

Other recent graduates entered doctoral programs in:

Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies; Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts; Human Development at University of California, Berkeley; Jurisprudence and Social Philosophy at University of California, Berkeley; Politics at University of Virginia; Sociology at the University of Sydney; 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, and into Georgetown’s Masters in Policy Management Program.

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 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.