Admission to the program does not require undergraduate training in philosophy; students with strong backgrounds in any academic discipline are invited to apply provided they can demonstrate strong competence in and aptitude for philosophy.
Overview (please contact the department for further requirements)
1. Successful completion of 72 units of courses and seminars at 400-level or above (with the exception of Symbolic Logic, PHIL 301G) in a way that meets both the detailed course requirements and the following minima:
2. 33 units of Philosophy coursework
3. 18 units of empirical coursework/laboratory work
4. Participation in the PNP Dissertaion Seminar (PNP 501) in semesters when it is offered.
5. Regular attendance at the weekly Philosophy Colloquium, except with the permission of the director of PNP.
6. Completion of 2 qualifying papers, to be submitted on the first day of Years 2, and 3 respectively.
(There should be no significant overlap with in the two papers)
7. Satisfaction of any colloquium requirement imposed by the department
8. Completion and defense of a dissertation prospectus (typically during the 4th year)
9. Completion and defense of a dissertation