Placement Information | Department of Philosophy | Kent State University

Placement Information

Graduate Program Placementcop-statue

About half of our students choose to go on in philosophy or a related discipline, while the rest go to law school or seek employment outside academe.

Since 2011, 20 of our 37 MA students have applied to PhD programs, and 17 of 20 (85%) have been accepted with funding.

 


Year

MA Thesis Title

Applied to PhD Programs?

Initial Placement (PhD admissions with funding unless specified otherwise)

2018 "Rethinking Truth: Re-description in Rortian Solidarity" No Employed outside academe
2018 "On Essences: Phenomenological Insights into Object Oriented Ontology" Yes Philosophy PhD Program, University of South Florida
2018 "Consciousness Restrained: Does Consciousness Have Any Adaptive Function?" Yes Philosophy PhD Program, University of South Florida
2017 "The Role of Intermediacy: Plato's Republic Book VI" Yes Philosophy PhD Program, University of Kentucky
2017 "The Immanence of the Transcendental: Buber, Emerson, and the Divine in the Secular World" Yes Philosophy PhD Program, University of South Florida
2016 "Moral Responsibility, Frankfurt-Style Cases, and Alternative Possibilities" No Employed outside academe
2016 "The Indispensability of Conscious Access" Yes Instructor, Philosophy, KSU
2016 "Art as Negation: A Defense of Conceptual Art as Art" No Employed outside academe
2016 "Service in Business" No Employed outside academe
2015 "Schelling, Heidegger, and Evil" Yes Philosophy PhD Program, Duquesne University
2015 "Shaffer's Priority Monism and the Problem of Junky Possible Worlds" Yes Philosophy PhD Program, Syracuse University
2015 "Nietzsche's Ethic: Virtue for All and None?" No Employed outside academe
2015 "Buddhist Ethics is Itself and Not Another Thing" Yes Philosophy PhD Program, Binghamton University
2014 "Phenomenology, Imagination, and Aesthetic Experience" Yes Philosophy PhD Program, University of Kentucky
2014 "Perfect and Imperfect Character in Plato and Derrida: A Distinction with Respect to 'Universals,' and its Relevance for Feminist Thought" No Graduate Certificate Program, College Teaching
2014 "Models, Perspectives, and Scientific Realism: On Ronald Giere's Perspectival Realism" No Instructor, Philosophy, KSU
2014 "Practical Skepticism: Sextus Empiricus and Zhuangzi" No Teaching at Belmont College
2014 "Serving Strangers: Care, Compassion, and the Volunteer" No Peace Corps Recruiter
2013 "The Blame Game: An Axiological Approach to the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing" No Nurse, Akron OH
2013 "The World is not Enough: An Enquiry into Realism about Modality" No Employed outside academe
2013 "A Comparative Look at Karma and Determinism" No Employed outside academe
2013 "Railton's Reductive Moral Realism" Yes Philosophy PhD program, Nebraska-Lincoln
2013 "A Spectrum of Civil Disobedience: A Consideration of Violence and Jury Nullification" * No Law School
2012 "The Methodology of Phenomenological Realism in The Acting Person by Karol Wojtyla" No Independent scholar, Theology PhD
2012 "Nietzsche's Naturalism as a Critique of Morality and Freedom" No Employed outside academe
2012 "Rhetorical Revolutions: Heidegger and Aristotle" No Employed outside academe
2012 "Prolegomena to a Sartrean Virtue Ethics" No Instructor, Philosophy, Bridgewater State Univ.
2012 "Aesthetic Experience and the (Queer) Self" Yes Philosophy PhD program, Purdue University
2012 "Developing Conscience and Empathy from Being and Nothingness" Yes Political Science PhD program, Brandeis University
2012 "Reading Plato with Heidegger: A Study of the Allegory of the Cave" Yes Political Science PhD program, Michigan State University
2012 "Carnap Visits Canberra: Updating the Logical Positivist Criteria of Cognitive Significance" Yes Employed outside academe
2011 "Process Metaphysics in the Far West: American Indian Ontologies" Yes Employed outside academe
2011 "Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Jean-Luc Nancy: A Shared Concern about Retrospection at the Art Museum" Yes Philosophy PhD program, University of Ottawa
2011 "Albert Camus and the Phenomenon of Solidarity" Yes Philosophy PhD program, Univ. of South Florida
2011 "Deliberation and the Role of the Practical Syllogism" Yes Department Chair, General Education, Brown-Mackey College
2011 "The Emergent Self: Resonating Themes in Confucian and Meadean Concepts of Self" Yes Philosophy PhD program, National Univ. of Singapore
2011 "Overcoming the Demonic: Faith, Sin, and Redemption in Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling" Yes Philosophy PhD program, Baylor Univ.