Platonist Posted January 19, 2014 Share Posted January 19, 2014 (edited) I am really puzzled by many strange things about admission and application for PhD program: (1) The job market for philosophy PhDs is among the worst among all fields, which is probably known by every applicant, so why do people continue to choose to pursue a PhD in philosophy? For the most time that I checked the information on every philosophy graduate program, I found that almost every PhD program in philosophy receives more than 200 applications, and there is only 4 or 5 spaces available. This fact really stresses me out. (2) I saw a guy (Swagato, actually) in this forum that s/he did not receive any offer for the first time s/he applied. But he got into *Yale* at the second time. How comes such a huge difference? (3) It seems every applicant makes reference to the Philosophy Gourmet Report (PGR) when choosing schools to apply to, but is it completely wise to do so? Have you applied to any programs that are not listed in the PGR? Edited January 19, 2014 by Platonist Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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