Placement Information

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Graduate Program Placement

About half of our students choose to go on in philosophy, while the rest go to law school, pursue a degree in another discipline, or get other employment.

This page is under development as we add previous years; the past 6 academic years are complete. 

Year MA Thesis Title
Applied to PhD Programs?
Comments (PhD admissions with funding unless specified otherwise)

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

Instructor, Philosophy, KSU

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

Completed 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"

Yes

Instructor, Philosophy, KSU

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

2012

"Developing Conscience and Empathy from Being and Nothingness"

Yes

Political Science PhD program, Brandeis

2012

"Reading Plato with Heidegger: A Study of the Allegory of the Cave"

Yes

Political Science PhD program, Michigan State

2012

"Carnap Visits Canberra: Updating the Logical Positivist Criteria of Cognitive Significance"

Yes

Instructor, Philosophy, KSU

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

Instructor, Philosophy, KSU

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

Instructor, Philosophy, 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.

2010

"From Science to Human Sacrifice: Frazer, Levi-Strauss and Wittgenstein on Understanding Foreign Ritual Practice"

Yes

Philosophy PhD program, Univ. of Arkansas

2010

"The 'Permanent Hegelian Deposit' in John Dewey's Theory of Inquiry"

Yes

Philosophy PhD program, Univ. of South Florida

2010

"From Chaos to Qualia: An Analysis of Phenomenal Character in Light of Process Philosophy and Self-Organizing Systems"

No

Upward Bound, KSU

2009

"The Question of Subjective Immortality"

No

Employed outside academe

2009

"An Exploration of the Three Major Schools of Taxonomy Using Science Fiction Examples"

No

Employed outside academe

2009

"Being in Place: On Unity and Body in Aristotle"

Yes

Philosophy PhD program, Villanova Univ.

2009

"Zen Masters At Play and On Play: A Take on Koans and Koan Practice"

No

Employed outside academe

2008

"Beyond True and False: An Analysis of Part I of Beyond Good and Evil"

No

Employed outside academe

2008

"The Throw: An Introduction to Diagrammatics"

Yes

Philosophy PhD program, Duquesne Univ.

2008

"The Organic Circuit: Investigations into John Dewey's Cycles of Naturalism and Instrumentalism"

Yes

Philosophy PhD program, Duquesne Univ.

2007

"Social Self and Religious Self: An Inquiry into Compassion and the Self-Other Dialect"

No

Asst. Professor, Univ. of Akron Libraries

2007

"Two Ways of Social Practice Theory: Wittgensteinian and Heideggerian"

Yes

Philosophy PhD program, Univ. of South Florida

2007

"The Responsible Corporation: Stockholders, Stakeholders and Aristotelian Teleology"

No

Law school

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