Tuition & Scholarship
All graduate students in the Philosophy Department receive five years of funding. This includes a stipend ($18,000 for the 2012-2013 school year) and full tuition support. After the fifth year, funding is available by working as an instructor with full classroom responsibility. While this funding cannot be guaranteed to students, in recent years demand for instructors has outrun the number of advanced students available.
The Philosophy Department embraces Emory University's commitment to fostering diversity of thought, experience and culture. The Department welcomes students from a variety of racial, ethic, cultural, socioeconomic, religious, national and international backgrounds. Several types of special fellowships, which either supplement the base stipend provided by the Graduate School or provide full stipend support at a higher stipend level than the base stipends, are also offered on a competitive basis. Awards are announced to students at the time they are accepted for admission.
Generous support is also available for student travel. Graduate students who present papers at professional conferences are supported by funds made available through the Graduate School. There are also funds available for the summer study of languages, with opportunities to travel abroad for advanced language study. Finally, the Philosophy Department offers the Beck Fellowship to support research that requires travel. Recent recipients have been able to do archival research, or to study with specialists in other universities.
All students who are accepted into the program receive five years of funding and are eligible for travel support. There is no separate application for financial aid.