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Graduate Students

Welcome to our Graduate Program

The Philosophy Department offers programs of advanced coursework and individual research leading to the MA and the PhD degrees. Our programs allow students latitude in pursuing their interests, but are designed to emphasize the Department’s principal areas of strength.

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Pierce Salguero Buddhism Lecture


The graduate programs at UGA are flexible and provide you with a strong basis for a career in academia or outside of it. Recent graduates have tenure track or permanent jobs at a range of places including the University of North Georgia, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Concordia College, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Clayton State University, and Georgia College and State University. Outside of academia, our graduates work in consulting, the Law School Admissions Council, charitable organizations, and with their own start-ups.”

Program Information and Resources

Graduate Degree Programs

Detailed information about our graduate degrees including the MA and PhD degrees.

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How to apply

Find application procedures for both the MA and PhD programs

Graduate Courses & Course Schedules

See all course descriptions and up to date course schedules


Access syllabi for current and past Philosophy courses.

Graduate Student Handbook

The handbook outlines current complete degree requirements for a graduate degree in Philosophy from UGA.

Graduate Student Events

Find out about events that are of interest to graduate level students

Current Graduate Students

See a listing of our current graduate students

Philosophy Graduate Student Association (PGSA)

The PSGA represents graduate students' interests, facilitates professional development, promotes philosophical discourse, and hosts regular events.

The Gittler Fellowship

Established by Dr. Gittler with a posthumous gift from his estate, the Joseph Bertram Gittler Fellowship is a dissertation completion fellowship for philosophy graduate students who have been admitted to candidacy.

Assistantship Application

Current graduate students seeking an assistantship should submit this application by January 15 to be considered for a Fall semester funding.

Interdisciplinary Programs

Several unique opportunities for interdisciplinary study that are often of interest to students in philosophy are available. These are Artificial IntelligenceEnvironmental Ethics, and Women's Studies.


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PhD Placement

See where our PhD's landed after graduation


Several career academic, private, and public pathway resources

Support Philosophy at UGA

The Department of Philosophy appreciates your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. Click here to learn more.