Timeline for PhD Program
- Complete two Proseminars (Ethics, Epistemology, and Metaphysics are taught on rotation), PHIL 378 (unless you are exempt from the logic requirement), and three courses of your choice.
- Serve as a Grader for an introductory philosophy course of 55 students each semester, spending approximately 15 hours per week on grading and office hours.
- Participate in the First Year Seminar, an informal seminar where you will learn about the department’s expectations for graduate students and how to navigate life as a grad student.
- Complete the third and final Proseminar and five courses of your choice.
- Serve as a Teaching Assistant for a large introductory course each semester. You will be responsible for leading two weekly discussion sections of approximately 20 students each, grading your students’ papers, holding office hours, and other duties as assigned.
- Second-year students have the opportunity to apply to be a Teaching Assistant for the yearlong Political and Social Thought course, a required course for School of Foreign Service undergraduates. This position comes with an additional stipend.
- Complete your final three courses, using your new-found free time to begin developing your dissertation proposal.
- T.A. responsibilities resemble those of second-year students.
- Participate in the Third Year Seminar, a year-long seminar where you will begin constructing syllabi for courses you wish to teach the following year, learn about the dissertation process, and begin workshopping your dissertation proposal with fellow third-year students.
- Begin the CNDLS Apprenticeship in Teaching Program.
- Assemble your committee, defend your dissertation proposal, and begin dissertation writing in earnest.
- Serve as a Teaching Associate: you will design and teach one bridge course course of 30 students each semester. You may also have opportunities to request to serve as a Teaching Assistant for a large introductory class, apply for an external dissertation fellowship, or serve the department in other capacities.
- Complete the CNDLS Apprenticeship in Teaching Program.
- Write, revise, repeat until you are ready to defend your dissertation. Defend and get your PhD.
When your dissertation is realistically within one year of completion, begin working in earnest with the Placement Committee on applying for positions in Philosophy.
- Professor Henry Richardson elected to lead HDCA
- Professor Nancy Sherman participates in Religion & Ethics Newsweekly's Discussion
- Professor Henninger's translation of Amerini's "Aquinas" Released
- Professor Nancy Sherman Receives 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship
- Georgetown Graduate Matthew Rellihan Receives Tenure at Seattle University
- Mar 21, All day: Graduate Admissions Open House
- Mar 28, 3pm-5pm: Lecture Series: Mary Domski
- Apr 25, All day: Symposium: Toward a Constructive Ethical Pragmatism