All graduate school applications are processed through The Graduate School
General Information for Graduate Programs in Philosophy
Degree offered: A.M., Ph.D., JD/MA, JD/PhD (Note: Applicants interested in the JD/MA will make application to the Law School rather than the Graduate School; applicants interested in the JD/PhD will make application to both the Law School and the Graduate School)
Faculty working with students: 14
Students receiving Financial Aid: 95%
Spring Application: no
Part time study available: consult department
Test required: GRE General
Application Deadline: although the general Graduate School deadline is earlier, the department will consider all applications completed by December 31st.
The department offers a varied distribution of research in the areas of the history of philosophy; epistemology; metaphysics; philosophy of mind; cognitive science; moral psychology; normative ethics; metaethics; political philosophy; Chinese philosophy; philosophy of science; philosophy of biology; philosophy of social science; philosophy of law; philosophy of mathematics; and philosophical logic. Individual programs of study are developed for each student, and a cooperative program is available to the student who wishes to combine work in the Duke Philosophy Department with work in the Philosophy Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Other Requirements: Writing Sample
The submission of a writing sample (nonreturnable, limited to fewer than 15 pages) is required. Writing samples are to be uploaded to the Graduate School on-line application site, along with general application materials, behind the other documents. Failing that, they should be sent as a pdf by email to Janelle Haynes, email@example.com, using the subject heading "writing sample: your name".