Typically, the Department of Philosophy only accepts the number of graduate students it can fully fund. Financial assistance is available in several forms, the primary one being graduate assistantships offered by the Philosophy Department. Those who receive such awards will, in their first year, assist a professor or senior graduate student in an introductory class. This involves grading papers and discussing the content of the course with students during office hours. The time required averages about 20 hours per week. In subsequent years students will be expected to lead discussion sections and teach introductory level undergraduate courses.
For more information on the funding resources available to Graduate Students, see: