Graduate Program


The OSU Philosophy Department offers graduate courses in most areas of philosophy, with particular strengths in the history of philosophy, ethics (both theoretical and applied), philosophy of science (especially philosophy of biology), philosophy of religion, and logic. Graduate students can choose between thesis and non-thesis options.

Because of our excellent student-teacher ratio, graduate students enjoy small seminar sizes, individualized guidance, and easy access to the faculty. Students are given ample office space with quality computing facilities. Most students hold teaching assistantships for the duration of their time in the program. During their first year, teaching assistants usually lead discussion sections. During subsequent years, they have the opportunity to teach their own courses. Research assistantships are available, as well.  

Graduate Advisor

If you have questions about the program or application process, please contact Dr. Eric Reitan, the Graduate Advisor.

Dr. Eric Reitan
257 Murray Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-7753
Email: Eric.Reitan@okstate.edu 

Graduate Coordinator

Dr. Shannon Spaulding
256 Murray Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-0437
Email: Shannon.Spaulding@okstate.edu