Philosophy

About the Program

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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.

Degree Type
Departmentally-Based Graduate Program
Degrees Offered
M.A. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan A
Lead Dean

College of Letters and Science


Admissions and Fellowship Information

Admission Deadlines
General: Jan 15, 2022
Space Available: May 1, 2022
Internal Fellowship Deadlines
Prospective Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2022
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2022

Program Contact Information

Primary Program Contacts

Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Heidi Williams
(530) 752-0607 | hlwilliams@ucdavis.edu

Graduate Program Chair

Department and Program Chair
Cody Gilmore
(530) 554-4924 | gilmore@ucdavis.edu

Additional Contacts

Program Contacts

Advisor: Admissions Only
Zoe Drayson
Philosophy
zdrayson@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: Primary Contact
Alyssa Thornton
Philosophy
(530) 752-0607 | aney@ucdavis.edu

Graduate Studies Contacts

Internal Fellowship Analyst
Heidi West
(530) 754-9473 | hewest@ucdavis.edu

External Fellowship Analyst
Yvette Garcia
ycgarcia@ucdavis.edu