Information for Current and Prospective Graduate Students in Philosophy at GMU

Bouleuterion at Miletus
This is the Bouleuterion, the place for public debate and deliberation, at Miletus in Asia Minor. Miletus was home to Thales, Anaximander, and Anaximenes, who are the earliest known philosophers of ancient Greece. This image comes from the rich and excellent Perseus collection.

For prospective students

Philosophy Department page: Information on the MA Program in Philosophy (Click on "Concentrations" at right to learn about concentrations in Ethics and Public Affairs, Philosophy and Cultural Theory, and Philosophy and Public Affairs.)

Main Graduate Admissions page

Application requirements for the MA Program in Philosophy

College of Humanities and Social Sciences page on Funding for Graduate Study 

For current students

Philosophy Department page: Information on the MA Program in Philosophy (Click on "Concentrations" at right to learn about concentrations in Ethics and Public Affairs, Philosophy and Cultural Theory, and Philosophy and Public Affairs.)

Degree requirements:
Graduate student life page (with information about the grad student lounge, special study space for grad students, and more)

Registrar's office, main page (click on links for forms, graduation procedures, etc.)

College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Information for Graduate Students (research resources, financial resources, forms, policies, procedures, and more)

CHSS page on funding for graduate study 

Graduate Fellowships at GMU

Fellowships and scholarships (GMU office aiding students in applying for external funding)

Forms for Graduate Students 

University Catalog, main page (check this to find policies and procedures for things you want to do; also check the section on the College of Humanities and Social Sciences)

University Catalog, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (policies and procedures specific to our College)

Consortium study (be sure to check the links on Eligibility, Policies and Procedures, and Restrictions and Exclusions; see also the University Catalog concerning restrictions)

Graduation: forms and procedures   Graduation does not happen automatically once you complete your requirements; you must file a graduation application in order to graduate. See also just below for checklists specific to grad students.

Graduation checklists for grad students 

Information on the MA Thesis option (when and how to begin thesis work, the thesis proposal, etc.)

MA Thesis Proposal Approval Form (to be signed by your thesis committee before you can enroll in PHIL 799)

Contact Information

Graduate Director: Prof. Rose Cherubin
Office: Robinson B 461
Email: rcherubi (at) gmu.edu 
Office telephone: 703-993-1332
Office hours for Spring 2013: M 2 -3 PM; additional times available by appointment

Philosophy Department Office: Robinson B 465
Department Office telephone: 703-993-1290
Department Chair: Prof. Ted Kinnaman