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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, 2018
Space Available: 
May 1, 2018
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2018
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2018

Degrees Offered

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

Admission Requirements


Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Chair

  • Department Chair
  • Philosophy
  • 07/01/2015

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
  • Philosophy
  • 09/01/2015 to 08/31/2018

Student Affairs Officer in Graduate Studies