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Students gain advanced knowledge of the history of philosophy (both ancient and modern); metaphysics; epistemology; philosophy of language; philosophy of science (especially biology, physics, and mathematics); ethics; and social and political philosophy. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in philosophy.


Program Address

Department of Philosophy
1240 Social Science and Humanities Bldg.
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-0607
(530) 752-8964

Program Type

Departmentally-Based Graduate Program
Lead Dean: 
College of Letters and Science
Major Code: 

Degree Requirements

Administrative ByLaws

Application Deadlines

Jan 15, 2021
Space Available: 
May 1, 2021
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2021
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2021

Degrees Offered

M.A. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan A

Admission Requirements


Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Chair

  • Department and Program Chair
  • Philosophy
  • 07/01/2020

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: Primary Contact
  • Philosophy
  • 07/01/2013 to 08/31/2022
  • Advisor: Admissions Only
  • Physics
  • 09/01/2019 to 08/31/2022

Senior Academic Advisor in Graduate Studies

Internal Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies

External Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies