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Philosophy 2010

This is for anyone applying to Philosophy graduate programs during the 2009-2010 academic year. Please share acceptances, rejections, wait-list notifications, and so on.

Best of luck to everyone applying!
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Rough day on the GradCafe.
And this is just the start! At least for me. Looking forward to the rest of the flood.
oy vey wtf -- i am 27 now, have a BA and an MA in phil--- and am getting rejected from all my picks

background in analytic and continental

i am/was into social/political [early modern pol (hobbes/spinoza) and contemporary (foucault, agamben)]

its like i courted a chick for 9 years, ate beans while feeding her caviar, gave her my blankets while i froze, then when i ask for marriage she says "i regret to inform you....."

i'm going gay, fuck women (i.e. drinking away my brain).. or better, just to spite philosophy, i'll apply to an american studies program and publish about elvis iconography, charles manson, and homoeroticism in 80s reagan era action films... lady sophia, i make it my goal to cloud your path for ever more....
So, where did you apply?

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It's nice to know that some things never change. Plato on evaluating the prospective philosophy "grad student":

You must picture to such men the extent of the undertaking, describing what sort of inquiry it is, with how many difficulties it is beset, and how much labor it involves. For anyone who hears this, who is a true lover of wisdom, with the divine quality that makes him akin to it and worthy of pursuing it, thinks that he has heard a marvelous quest that he must at once enter upon with all earnestness, or life is not worth living; and from that time forth he pushes himself and urges on his leader without ceasing, until he has reached the end of the journey or has become capable of doing without a guide and finding the way himself. This is the state of mind in which such a man lives; whatever his occupation may be, above everything and always he holds fast to philosophy and to the daily discipline that best makes him apt at learning and remembering, and capable of reasoning soberly with himself; while for the opposite way of living he has a persistent hatred. (The Seventh Epistle 340 b-d) (Lifted from Michelle Jenkin's blog)
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I wish I had Vicodin :-(

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Anyone have word on when Marquette will be making decisions?
I too am waiting to hear from Marquette. Someone posted a rejection on Feb 5th though that has been all the news. Their website is not helpful at all. Good luck to you!

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Would you go to University of South Florida for PHD or to a high rank masters program? Help me decide. Thanks
i don't know USF's placement record, nor do i know anything about your situation, but, disregarding all of that, i'd say definitely go for the high ranked MA

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Is there anyone here who know anything about what it is like at Brown? What's the environment like, i.e., cut-throat, cordial,etc.? What are some of the profs there like?
I've wondered this also. I also wonder if people think there is a correlation between the general academic climate, and the number of grad students who have personal webpages on the dept. website. I'm sure it's unrelated, but my experience has been that there is a strong link...

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Are there any Texas A&M MA students on the board who are willing to share how their applications (or their colleagues') have faired thus far? Last year's group seemed to do exceptionally well.
I'm a masters student at Texas A&M, and I'm applying this year. My interests are in Early Modern and Kant. Here are the schools I've applied to and the results I've had so far:

Rutgers - Rejected
UNC - Rejected
Notre Dame - No word
Texas - No word
UCSD - No word
Wisconsin - Waitlisted (If you've been admitted, please, for the love of God, reject the offer. I would give a kidney to study with Nadler.)
Ohio State - No Word
Upenn - Rejected
Northwestern - Rejected
Purdue - Accepted
McGill - Rejected
Loyola - No Word

I won't give details about other students in the program, but I will say that the results have been favorable so far. Last year, however, our students had ludicrous amounts of success. Students were admitted to: Notre Dame, Brown, Pittsburgh (two years ago), Ohio State, McGill, Loyola, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, USC, Urbana-Champaign, and Syracuse. There have been masters students from here that get shut out, but they usually succeed with their second round of apps (if they apply again).

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February 28 2010, 23:54:05 UTC 7 years ago

Just got an email from Craig Frasier: Admission to U of T's Institute for the History & Philosophy of science. Base minimum funding of $15k + tuition + scholarships/TAships. Anyone else get an offer? Does anyone know what the general reputation of this program is? I'm going to ask to see their placement record because they don't have it online. Any one know how going to a more specialized program like this affects philosophy job prospects?

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Congrats (I'm likely going to UofT for philosophy).

As for how it affects your job prospects, I've heard that some HPS departments tend to send people to philosophy jobs, some tend to send them to history jobs. Take a very, very close look at the placement record that they (hopefully) email you.

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Taking inspiration from the previous thread, any current NIU kiddos want to share placement?
So here is what I know about NIU Placement:

Person #1: UC Riverside and Florida State University

Person #2: Ohio State; Northwestern; and UC Santa Barbara (waitlisted at UC Boulder)

Person #3: Rutgers (possibly more here I don't know)

Person #4: USC waitlisted at Arizona

Person #5: USC

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Would you mind sharing whether or not you think you are going to accept? I know it is still early in the game, but I am one of a couple of people who were accepted but waitlisted for funding, and am trying to figure out the chances of being offered the full deal.

This accepted but waitlisted for funding business is so strange. Given that no one wants to do a PhD undfunded, it's basically a sexier version of a waitlist.
Can anyone claim the Arizona acceptance. I haven't heard anything from them and I (wishfully) believe I might be still alive. Can you elaborate more on the kind of e-mail your received? funding? do you know if there's a waiting list or something?
I'm the Arizona acceptance (sorry -- just learned about this site!?). I got a rather form-sounding email from Shaughan Lavine on 2/13 and then an official acceptance notification on 2/24 promising full funding. The initial email said that there were over 200 applicants for four spaces, though the later letter said there were six spaces. No mention of a waitlist, although I'm sure there is one. Hope this helps!

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Just in case this helps anyone to make up their minds. I've just been briefed that Jonathan Weinberg from Indiana is going this fall to U of Arizona.
Wow, they are on a hiring spree at the moment. Arizona is going up in the world (or at least the leiter rankings), it seems.
Are the Cornell postings for real, anyone know? I inquired about my status a couple days ago, and Richard Miller stated that the first notifications will be sent out on Monday. Why would he say this, if they've already sent out acceptances?
We have seen with several schools a trend to contact people they are interested in themselves, and to be tight lipped/give the party line to other people that ask.
Do any of the accepted know how many were accepted? have all the acceptances have gone out? is there a wait-list? etc. etc.
I'm among those admitted to CUNY, but unfortunately I don't know the answers to your questions. I missed the call from Prof. Vasiliou, and his email included nothing about the number admitted (or applied). Sorry!
Is there a way to contact recently admitted students? I doubt graduate advisors would give out that information.
I think that would count as a violation of pirvacy, yeah. Some options for you:

(1) Tell the grad coorindator that you want them to email out your contact info.
(2) Use websites such as this one.
(3) Meet them on the visit days.

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...unless perhaps you plan to be a crazy cat lady one day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtX8nswnUKU
4 of 15: Waitlisted via snail mail at U. of Rochester

5 of 15: Waitlisted via email at Indiana U.

3 acceptances
2 waitlists
0 rejections

This is a complete reversal of fortune from having been shut out last year.
Was anything different in your app?

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Georgetown

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Does the action last Friday imply that no news means rejection?
Maybe, so. I have no message, either.

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I am waiting on results for the Metaphysical Mayhem at Rutgers. So are some of you. Post when you hear back!
I'm also waiting.
Has anyone heard anything about any of the following?

University of New Mexico
Fordham
Duquesne
Kentucky
Hey I wrote to Polansky at Duquesne, he said that due to Spirng break, there will be no action for a while. There is a scheduled admissions meeting on March 15th he said, and I'm assuming that it won't be long after 3/15 that we hear word

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taking the cue from the above MA placement posts, what about Tufts? The graduate program section of their website has been inactive for many months now, so there's no clear indication of placement.

Anyone care to share?
Last year, Tufts placed its students at UBC, Pitt, and UCLA. (I know at least one of the students had a few other options (e.g., Stanford and USC).)

I can post more about this year's applicants later.

Tufts grads (or former students) have attended every top school in the past few years-- off the top of my head, I can think of two who went to NYU, two to MIT, and one each to Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, UNC, Brown, and Princeton. But I'm sure there are others.

As a rule, those who apply from Tufts do well; but many students choose not to apply (for one reason or another). For corroboration, see Tucker Lentz's discussion the Tufts program. Most of what he says seems right to me, but relevant here is that 7 of the 11 in his cohort are now at 'top PhD programs'.

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Anyone know when BU will make offers? (Thank you, I have checked TGC)
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Does anyone know if the old philprospectives board is still running? This is a board that operated last year "for those people who got into places or were wait listed. Making it private eliminated trolls and allowed people to speak more openly. It also facilitated contacting people considering the same schools. As far as I know from the people I've met who were using it actively, the board helped people make a more informed decision."

If the old board is defunct and people are interested, I'll happily start a new one.
It's alive and posting is just starting to heat up:

http://community.livejournal.com/philprospective/

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