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Wayne State University

Department of Philosophy

Detroit, MI

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Overview

Wayne State University / Department of Philosophy is located in Detroit, MI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3

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
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE if upper-division GPA is below 2.75 (or 3.0 if from unaccredited college)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Essay or thesis
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral exam, classroom lectures under supervision of Philosophy Department

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

35
Applied
6
Accepted
3
Enrolled
17%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Winter deadline October 1st September 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE if upper-division GPA is below 2.75 (or 3.0 if from unaccredited college)
Master's Degree Requirements Writing sample; personal statement; three letters of recommendation; prerequisite courses in logic, value theory, and the history of philosophy
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate upper-division GPA of 3.0, undergraduate major or substantial work in philosophy, writing sample, personal statement, three letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 7
TWE: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

13
Total Graduate Students
38%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
61%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 15.38%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 84%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (92%)
Female (7%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Epistemology, ethics and value theory, history and philosophy, metaphysics, philosophy of logic, language, and mathematics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI  48202
United States
Contact Dr. Eric Hiddleston
Associate Professor and interim Chair
Email: eric.hiddleston@wayne.edu
Phone: 313-577-2475