Resources for Grad Students

For complete information on Ph.D. requirements, grades, special programs, financial support, and governance, consult the Grad Guide

Directed Readings Form
To be filed with the department office upon completion of the form.

Incomplete Form
To request an incomplete in a course.

Travel and professional development request form
Requires DGS signature and pre-approval for travel funds

Graduate Student Writing Tutor Program

  • Any Philosophy graduate student who is not a native English speaker can arrange for writing tutoring from any Philosophy graduate student. This tutoring should take the form of assistance with writing a specific paper. Tutors will be paid by the Philosophy Department.
  • Though any student can be a tutor, the following people have indicated that they would be interested in tutoring, and you should feel free to contact them:
  • Tutoring is limited to four hours per paper. Tutors should report their hours worked to Erica Loding.
  • For questions, or to be added to the above list, contact Paddy Blanchette.

Students may also be interested in exploring opportunities connected with the various centers affiliated with the department.

University Resources for Graduate Students

The Graduate School 
The Graduate School provides information on application, financial support, and additional funding.

Graduate Career Services
The Graduate Career Services Consultants endeavor to engage, develop and empower students in pursuit of their career and professional development goals. 

Graduate Student Union
The Graduate Student Union addresses concerns from the graduate student body, hosts events, and provides additional funding for conferences and travel.

Globes Certificate in Environment and Society
The GLOBES Certificate in Environment and Society is an interdisciplinary graduate certificate program in which students explore environmental challenges from different perspectives through innovative training in leadership, communications, and policy-making. Open to graduate students in all disciplines with environmental and global health research interests, the GLOBES certificate recognizes a student's ability to extend research in new directions, produce interdisciplinary scholarship, and become an effective communicator across disciplines. GLOBES Certificate students are eligible for mini-grant awards to support interdisciplinary research.