Completion Data

Northwestern University Department of Philosophy, Completion Data: 2000-present

Since 2000, 97 graduate students have entered our PhD program.  Of these, 33 have gone on to receive their PhD Degrees (23 males, 10 females); 20 have left the program before receiving their PhD Degrees (13 males, 7 females), of whom 10 have left with their Master’s Degrees; and 44 remain in the program (29 males, 15 females).  The data you find below is broken down by gender.

Time To Degree  Since 2000, our average time-to-degree of those completing the program with a PhD is approximately 6.7 years.

updated May 2016

Entering Yr

# in Class / Gender

PhDs completed as of 2016

Comments on the remainder

2017 6/ 4M, 2F 6 still at NU, 1 re-admit
2016 9/ 7M, 2F 9 still at NU

2015

4/ 2M, 2F

4 still at NU

2014

8/ 5M, 3F

7 still at NU; 1 left program w/MA (1M)

2013

5 / 3M, 2F

4 still at NU; 1 left program w/MA (1M)

2012

4 / 4M

4 still at NU

2011

6 / 3M, 3F

4 still at NU

2010

5 / 3M, 2F

1 (1F)

2 left program w/MA (1M, 1F)

2009

5 / 3M, 2F

3 (2M, 1F)

2 still at NU (1F, 1M)

2008

6 / 5M, 1F

5 (5M)

1 left program (1F)

2007

5 / 3M, 2F

1 (1M)

2 left program w/MA (2M);

2 left program (2F), 1 of the 2 who left transferred to a non-philosophy PhD at NU w/MA

2006

5 / 3M, 2F

4 (3M, 1F)

1 left program (1F)

2005

4 / 3M, 1F

2 (1M, 1F)

2 left program w/MA (2M)

2004

8 / 5M, 3F

6 (3M, 3F)

1 left program w/MA (1M); 1 left program (1M)

2003

5 / 3M, 2F

2 (2F)

1 left program w/MA (1M); 2 left program (2M)

2002

5 / 5M

4 (4M)

1 left program w/MA (1M)

2001

7 / 4M, 3F

4 (2M, 2F)

2 left program w/MA (1F, 1M); 1 left program (1M)

2000

6 / 4M, 2F

4 (4M)

2 left program (2F)