Graduate Placement Record

Department of Philosophy graduate students at Western Michigan University have been accepted into leading Ph.D. programs, including those at Brown, Cambridge, Chicago, Colorado, Duke, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Loyola, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rochester, Rutgers, Stanford, Syracuse, Texas, University of California (Berkeley), University of California at Santa Barbara, Washington, Washington University in St. Louis, and Wisconsin, among others.

After completing their doctoral degree programs, our graduate students have also obtained tenure-track jobs at philosophy departments with graduate programs, including University at Albany, University of Utah, Virginia Polytechnic University, and York University.

Placements summary

2017 graduates

  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of Washington
  • Two Enrolled (with full funding) in University of Miami
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University at Buffalo (SUNY)
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in Northwestern University
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in Baylor University
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Percentage pursuing a Ph.D. in Philosophy: 9/9 (100%)

2016 graduates

  • Enrolled (with full funding) in Stanford University
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of Oklahoma

Percentage pursuing a Ph.D. in Philosophy: 2/3 (67%)

2015 graduates

  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of Michigan
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in Rice University
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of Chicago
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of South Carolina
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in Binghamton University (SUNY)
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of Georgia
  • M.A. in Linguistics
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of South Carolina

Percentage pursuing a Ph.D. in Philosophy: 7/11 (64%)

Percentage pursuing further education: 9/11 (82%)

2014 graduates

  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of Massachusetts  Amherst
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in Bowling Green State University

Percentage pursuing a Ph.D. in Philosophy: 3/3 (100%)

2013 graduates

  • Enrolled (with full funding) in Cornell University
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of Iowa
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in Rice University
  • Two enrolled (with full funding) in University of Rochester
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in Georgetown University

Percentage pursuing a Ph.D. in Philosophy: 8/8 (100%)

2012 graduates

  • Enrolled (with full funding) in Rutgers University
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of Rochester
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in Ohio State University
  • Pursued other areas of interest
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in Saint Louis University

Percentage pursuing a Ph.D. in Philosophy: 4/6 (67%)

2011 graduates

  • Enrolled in University of Iowa
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of British Columbia
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of Kansas
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of Missouri
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of Cincinnati
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in Tulane University
  • Enrolled in John Hopkins University for Cellular and Molecular Medicine
  • Percentage pursuing a Ph.D. in Philosophy: 6/7 ( 86%)

Percentage pursuing further education: 7/7 (100%)

2010 graduates

  • Enrolled (with full funding) in Brown University
  • Teaching disabled students
  • Enrolled in to Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in Cambridge University (HPS)
  • Two enrolled (with full funding) in University of California, Irvine
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in Ohio State University
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of Georgia
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of Illinois, Urbana at Champaign

Percentage pursuing a Ph.D. in Philosophy: 8/10 (80%)

2009 graduates

  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of Virginia
  • Enrolled in the Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in Bowling Green State University
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of Colorado Boulder
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of Iowa

Percentage pursing a Ph.D. in Philosophy: 6/7 (75%)

2008 graduates

  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of Pittsburgh (HPS)
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of Maryland, College Park
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University at Buffalo (SUNY)
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in Australian National University
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in University of California, Berkeley
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in Ohio State University
  • Enrolled (with full funding) in Washington University in St. Louis
  • Two enrolled (with full funding) in Indiana University Bloomington (HPS)
  • Percentage pursuing a Ph.D. in Philosophy: 10/10 (100)