Graduate School Planning
Graduate Study in Philosophy?
Some advice from Professor Willem A. deVries...
If you’ve enjoyed your philosophy classes a lot and find yourself waxing philosophical even when it’s not required for a course, you may well be thinking of going to graduate school in philosophy, maybe even pursuing philosophy as a career!
There are plenty of reasons to do graduate study in philosophy: the material is interesting and challenging; philosophy connects so deeply with so many other fields that, for the intensely curious, a life of philosophy seems to be blanket permission to learn anything and everything you want. Graduate study can be fun: you are surrounded with very bright people who share many interests with you.