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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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NSSR

Anonymous

March 17 2010, 22:33:17 UTC 7 years ago

Does anyone know about how many applicants the New School accepts into their continuing MA program? Also about how many scholarship offers they make? Thank you!

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Anonymous

March 17 2010, 22:55:26 UTC 7 years ago



Heh. Wecome to the NSSR!

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Anonymous

7 years ago

I mean, c'mon. DeKalb is a god-awful place to life.
I might decline. I need places to send me funding info so I can make an informed decision though.

Duquesne

Anonymous

March 17 2010, 23:40:03 UTC 7 years ago

I've learned, in response to an e-mail inquiry, that Duquesne is still going through Ph.D. applications and has yet to look at the master's. I applied to the Ph.D. and Prof. Polansky said that I should hear within the next two weeks. It seems like a long time but I guess we must continue to be patient...
Anyone have information on what is up with Southern Illinois?
They got around to making their offers...unfortunately the funding situation is grim. Would you go unfunded? I'm going to have to decline, but that will mean that I won't have much of an opportunity to study pragmatism. I have a phd offer at a continental school - another area of interest - but they don't do pragmatism...however they have offered full funding - so it looks like I will end up more of a straight up continental than I had previously supposed. I'm happy to get to go to grad school for free, and am excited about my phd offer - I just didn't get the offers from schools strong in pragmatism, and am a little disappointed in that. SIUC would have been great for that.

Re: SIU Carbondale

Anonymous

7 years ago

Where are you BU?

Do you think that the committee gets a bit tipsy on Paddy's day and throws the applications down the "Steps of Wisdom" and according to where they fall, decisions are made?

I would prefer that than waiting until April.


myprotagonist is having an IRC-based party to celebrate the 2010 graduate school admissions season. You can come to the party by pointing your favorite IRC program (I recommend Chatzilla) at irc.rizon.net and going to the room called #admit on March 21 at 8:00 pm eastern. If you don't have IRC, you can still attend by going to http://admit.wondershock.net at the indicated time.

Anonymous

March 18 2010, 01:03:59 UTC 7 years ago

Huh. I'' be there.
Anyone hear anything more about the Notre Dame waitlist? I gather that it's unranked and that there are 17 on it (thanks philprospectives wiki!), but I'm wondering if anyone has had any more correspondence with faculty, admins, etc. regarding its status this year. On a related note, has anyone here yet declined an ND offer? How many of you, on the other hand, will be accepting?
Can you provide a link to that wiki?

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7 years ago

OSU

Anonymous

March 18 2010, 07:21:02 UTC 7 years ago

Just curious, anyone here receive a fellowship offer from OSU? If so, care to share the details of the offer?
Somebody posted UCLA rejections on TGC. Anybody want to shed some light on this? I've heard nothing and my status on the website is still 'no decision', anybody else in my boat?
You should get a decision soon, I'm guessing. I just checked it and found I was rejected

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7 years ago

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Anonymous

7 years ago

I was accepted into Binghamton's SPEL PhD, but wait listed for TA funding. What exactly does this mean?
That:
a) Offers for funding have been extended, and I need to wait for someone to decline one, and then it will be offered to students on the wait list

OR

b) Offers have not gone out yet for funding, and all students are wait listed for funding until the department has more information on how much funding they will have available.
(a) is the most common form of waitlist, but (b) is also possible, I suppose. Generally by the time offers are extended, departments have a good handle on how many people they will be able to accommodate with funding. The waitlist is then used to keep a few good candidates considering the school as potentially viable option. It is true that some departments extend offers of admission before they make funding offers, but it is worth noting that in this case you are not said to be "waitlisted," but "accepted . . . & waitlisted for funding." Thus, I think you can safely assume that the department which placed you on the wait list likes you as a contingency plan.

CUNY...?

Anonymous

March 18 2010, 15:33:14 UTC 7 years ago

I know this has been asked before (several times), but does anybody know what the word on CUNY is? Are they done admitting people? If there's another round, does anybody know when it's due? Have they rejected anybody yet?

Thanks!
I'm in the same boat. CUNY is my only hope left. I emailed the DGS on 3-9 and received the following comment: "Admissions is still progressing. You should hear something in the next couple of weeks." Since then people have emailed the DGS and been told that they have been rejected. Since I already contacted the DGS once, I don't want to contact him again. According to last year's TGC results, some people didn't find out their status until the end of March!

Re: CUNY...?

Anonymous

7 years ago

Seriously...what the hell's going on in Charlottesville? Are they in some sort of turmoil in the department? How is it almost the last week of March, and they still haven't contacted applicants?

Re: UVA

Anonymous

March 18 2010, 17:15:34 UTC 7 years ago

Sure they have. In fact, admits and some waitlisters are visiting as we speak (one of them is a good friend of mine). They just haven't contacted the rest of us.

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Anonymous

7 years ago

Has anyone been offered a TAship at Purdue that they plan on declining? I'm on a short wait-list for funding.
You do know that around 25 other people are on the "short" waitlist for funding at Purdue, right?

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Anonymous

7 years ago

What are the best grad programs in philosophy of psychology?
Try this: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=What+are+the+best+grad+programs+in+philosophy+of+psychology%3F

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Anonymous

7 years ago

UWM

Anonymous

March 18 2010, 21:53:50 UTC 7 years ago

In case anyone is on the waitlist for admission or funding, I just turned down my offer of admission and of a TA-ship to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Hopefully this helps someone out.

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Anonymous

March 19 2010, 05:36:23 UTC 7 years ago

I am a bit relieved!

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Anonymous

7 years ago

Just received a rejection from Pitt in the mail. At least the letter was polite, unlike the assholes at Harvard
Hm, what did Havard say?

Decisions

Anonymous

March 19 2010, 00:57:41 UTC 7 years ago

So I have a bit of a decision to make. Although I applied to Ph.D. programs I have thus far only been admitted to master's (I still haven't heard anything from Duquesne). I'm trying to decide between the New School which is a continuing MA program and the U. of Chicago MAPH. The New School gave me a 66% tuition scholarship but it is only guaranteed for the first year and living expenses in NYC are absurd. The Chicago program is expensive but may be cheaper in the long run if I could get into a fully funded Ph.D. program the next year. I don't know what to do- any advice?
I was also admitted to Boston College, but I think Chicago is higher on the list. (OP)

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7 years ago

I've been accepted into the PhD program at ASU, but apparently they aren't offering anyone funding this year. Is anyone else in this situation? Has anyone heard from Tulane? What about Colorado State?
I can tell you that Tulane has sent out its initial acceptances.
Has anyone heard anything new about the Oxford DPhil? Any more exact information on the timing of the announcement of the admits besides "the end of this week" (which is imminent)? I'm really anxious to hear! :)
Yea....what is going on with Oxford (D.Phil)?
I recently received an acceptance from one school about a week after other acceptances were sent out (judging by some of the posts on this site, anyway). My question is: why don't schools send out all acceptances at the same time? Is it that I was, in a sense, on a waitlist (to be clear, I wasn't officially waitlisted for admission) and would not have gotten in had some of the earlier acceptances not been declined?

Mostly I'm curious because I've been put on a waitlist for a TAship, and I wonder if the fact that my acceptance came later than others means that I'm likely on the back end of said waitlist.
I've been admitted to a top 15 program, full-funding, but I'm on a waitlist of a top 5 program (which, besides being better ranked, is closer to my current research interests). If offerd admission, I don't know anything about funding but I suppose funding will be offered too. The thing is, what if April 15th arrives and I have to say yes to the top15 program and AFTERWARDS I receive an offer from the top 5 program.

Once you say yes is definite? Is it possible to say no after you have said yes and after April 15th? Thanks!
You hold on to that T15 offer while you wait for word from the T5. If you are in the same situation on April 15, you wait us long as possible for the T5 (sometimes the admission call comes in the evening). However, you need to accept that T15 offer before April 15 passes (unless the program specifies a time deadline [e.g., 12:00 PM on April 15]).

In the event that the T5 notifies you of admission after April 15 and you have already accepted the T15 offer, you can request to obtain a written release from the T15 school. I don't think anyone ever gets denied the release, luckily. You probably will be persona non grata at the T15, but, hey, you got into your first choice.
Oxford is supposed to tell us about funding today, right?
hi-- I have been accepted at Amherst, and it is my top choice of the schools who are willing to let me study with them. But, they are not able to guarantee funding.... I know that some people were able to get in with funding. Does anyone know how this has worked in the past? Can I expect to be able to get funding by the decision deadline? Any info would be appreciated.
Well, I can't really offer consolation, but I can offer, at least, a small bit of information. I'm in at Amherst with funding, and will probably be accepting the offer. Nonetheless, best of luck to you!!

Columbia

Anonymous

March 19 2010, 18:22:21 UTC 7 years ago

Just found out I'm wait listed. Does anyone plan on turning down a spot at Columbia?