Beyond the MA

Retention and Graduation Data

At Georgia State, we are concerned not only with recruiting promising students, but with supporting them from arrival through their completion of the MA, as well as in their pursuit of post-degree goals. Our efforts can be seen in our retention and graduation rates, in our placement record, and in the number of our graduates who now hold teaching positions in philosophy elsewhere. But it can also be seen in our students who choose other career paths after receiving the MA. We are committed to the current and future success of all our students

Individuals applying to do graduate work in philosophy should ask the departments to which they apply detailed questions about their retention and graduation rates.

All students admitted to our M.A. program are now admitted with assistantships. However, prior to 2008, we admitted substantial numbers of students without assistantships. Here we present data for all full-time students in the traditional and neurophilosophy tracks for the entering classes from 2008 and on.

Due to higher retention rates in our program and the reduced number of slots in Ph.D. programs, the Department has decided to somewhat decrease the size of its entering classes.

Status Fall 2009 Status Fall 2010 Status Fall 2011 Status Fall 2012 Status Fall 2013 Status Fall 2014
Entering Fall 2014 23 enrolled
Entering Fall 2013 22 enrolled 22 enrolled
Entering Fall 2012 21 enrolled 20 enrolled 13 graduated, 7 enrolled
Entering Fall 2011 20 enrolled 19 enrolled,     1 graduated 11 graduated,    9 enrolled 16 graduated, 1 enrolled
Entering Fall 2010 23 enrolled 23 enrolled 10 graduated, 11 enrolled 17 graduated, 3 enrolled 18 graduated, 2 enrolled
Entering Fall 2009 23 enrolled 21 enrolled 13 graduated,    8 enrolled 19 graduated,    1 enrolled 20 graduated 20 graduated

Additional Information

Here is the data above broken down by gender.

Status Fall 2014: 23 enrolled 18 men 5 women
Status Fall 2013: 22 enrolled, 17 men, 5 women
Status Fall 2014: 22 enrolled, 17 men, 5 women
Status Fall 2012: 21 enrolled, 16 men, 5 women
Status Fall 2013: 20 enrolled, 16 men, 4 women
Status Fall 2014: 13 graduated, 11 men, 2 women // 7 enrolled, 5 men, 2 women
Status Fall 2011: 20 enrolled, 13 men, 7 women
Status Fall 2012: 19 enrolled, 12 men, 7 women // 1 graduated, 1 man
Status Fall 2013: 11 graduated, 6 men, 5 women // 9 enrolled, 7 men, 2 women
Status Fall 2014: 16 graduated, 9 men, 7 women // 1 enrolled, 1 man
Status Fall 2010: 23 enrolled, 17 men, 6 women
Status Fall 2011: 23 enrolled, 17 men, 6 women
Status Fall 2012: 10 graduated, 8 men, 2 women // 11 enrolled, 8 men, 3 women
Status Fall 2013: 17 graduated, 14 men, 3 women // 3 enrolled, 2 man, 1 woman
Status Fall 2014: 18 graduated, 15 men, 3 women // 2 enrolled, 1 man, 1 woman
Status Fall 2009: 23 enrolled, 16 men, 7 women
Status Fall 2010: 21 enrolled, 14 men, 7 women
Status Fall 2011: 13 graduated, 10 men, 3 women // 8 enrolled, 5 men, 3 women
Status Fall 2012: 19 graduated, 13 men, 6 women // 1 enrolled, 1 man
Status Fall 2013: 20 graduated, 14 men, 6 women
Status Fall 2014: 20 graduated, 14 men, 6 women
Status Fall 2008: 26 enrolled, 22 men, 4 women
Status Fall 2009: 24 enrolled, 21 men, 3 women
Status Fall 2010: 11 graduated, 10 men, 1 woman // 12 enrolled, 9 men, 3 women
Status Fall 2011: 20 graduated, 18 men, 2 women // 1 enrolled, 1 woman
Status Fall 2012: 20 graduated, 18 men, 2 women // 1 enrolled, 1 woman
Status Fall 2013: 20 graduated, 18 men, 2 women // 2 enrolled, 1 man, 1 woman
 
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