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  1. Also, having just re-read your post, just to add to the above: I definitely feel that the pedigree of Oxford would outweigh the fact that it’s a BPhil rather than a PhD on the non-academic job market. A non-academic employer probably wouldn’t know that Rutgers has a stellar program for example.
  2. I’ve actually been told by graduates of the BPhil in Philosophy that a lot of them specifically end up in consultancy. If you don’t plan on entering academia, then I guess the fact that the BPhil is only 2 years counts in its favour. And having a PhD rather than a BPhil would be unlikely to give you any extra boost on the non-academic job market. The only reason I can think of not to accept the BPhil would be if you were unable to secure funding.
  3. An offer has been reported on the Grad Cafe survey.
  4. I’m not sure about the MSt in Practical Ethics, but best of luck!
  5. Michigan “nearing the final cut” is starting to sound a little bit like Zeno’s Paradox!
  6. I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but Oxford do tend to send out all their acceptances (and subsequently, rejections) in one batch. To my knowledge, they don’t have a wait list.
  7. Is this an implied rejection (based on the fact that UCLA seem to have sent out all of their acceptances), or did you actually receive an official rejection from them?
  8. Is anyone able to claim the Duke rejection? I’m yet to hear back from them at all.
  9. Thanks for starting this thread! To kick things off, I saw a poster on another thread refer to "programs worth attending". Would anyone be willing to offer a set of criteria at which a graduate philosophy program becomes not worth attending? Perhaps if it falls beneath a certain level on the PGR? Or if it's placement statistics fall beneath a certain threshold?
  10. Hiya everyone! Those of who who have already applied to grad school in philosophy (or are planning your applications), how many schools did you apply to (or are planning to apply to)? And, those of you who've already gone through the process, would you change the total number of schools you applied to in hindsight? I have a list of 18-23 schools I'd like to apply to. I've looked at each program in detail and each has faculty I'd love to work with. I'm also fortunate in that I can afford to apply to that range. My main hesitation regards my letter-writers: do you think it's inappropri
  11. I've found success finding faculty who write on areas aligned with my own areas of interest by searching for key words on Google Scholar, seeing who's writing about it in the last 10 years or so, and checking out which colleges they teach at.
  12. Hi all, Having spoken with someone involved with the music side of academia recently, I was surprised to learn that the practice of paying experts for help or advice with an application, or feedback on some kind of piece of work, is a common practice amongst applicants to competitive programmes. Is this an accepted practice within philosophy, or is it frowned upon? If the latter, how would one be best advised to go about acquiring professional feedback if one is not currently enrolled in any academic programme? Thanks for the help.
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