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University of Southern California

School of Philosophy

Los Angeles, CA

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Overview

University of Southern California / School of Philosophy is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts/Juris Doctor (MA/JD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Area exam, qualifying exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

122
Applied
15
Accepted
15
Enrolled
12%

Applying

85
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

49
Total Graduate Students
2%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
97%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.04%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 44%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 8.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 18.37%

Gender

Male (77%)
Female (22%)

Faculty

22
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 0
Male (17)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Logic, epistemology, ethics/metaethics, philosophy of language, philosophy of law
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Dr. Scott Soames
Professor/Director
Email: soames@usc.edu
Phone: 213-740-0798
Fax: 213-740-5174