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Last updated: May 19, 2020

The following information describes statistically the progress of some recent classes of Chapel Hill graduate students as they have pursued their degrees. Of course, this information inevitably groups together students whose cases may be quite different. Many of the students who are admitted in a given year ultimately complete their Ph.D.s at Chapel Hill, of course. Others leave our program before completing their M.A. degrees or after receiving their M.A.s but before completing their Ph.D.s. Reasons for leaving the program vary widely. Some students may decide that they no longer wish to pursue philosophy. Some may leave for academic or medical reasons. Some may simply receive opportunities to pursue other activities that they find more attractive. Even students from the same cohort who are currently enrolled in our program may vary widely in their progress: students may be nearly completed with their dissertations or be on extended personal leave. Despite the coarse-grained character of the following information, we hope that you find it useful.

Cohort of 2001: Nine (four men, five women) entered the program. Two (men) left after completing an M.A. The other seven (two men, five women) have completed the program.

Cohort of 2002: Seven (four men, three women) entered the program. Two (one woman, one man) left after completing an M.A. The other five (three men, two women) have completed the program.

Cohort of 2003: Eight (five men, three women) entered the program. One (woman) left before completing an M.A. The other seven (five men, two women) have completed the program.

Cohort of 2004: Seven (three men, four women) entered the program. Three (two men, one woman) left after completing M.A. degrees. The other four (one man, three women) have completed the program.

Cohort of 2005: Eight (four men, four women) entered the program. Two (one man, one woman) left after completing an M.A. The other six (three men, three women) have completed the program.

Cohort of 2006: Eight (four men, four women) entered the program. One (man) left the program before completing an M.A. One (woman) left the program after completing an M.A. degree. Six (three women, three men) have completed the program.

Cohort of 2007: Eight (four men, four women) entered the program. Two (one man, one woman) left the program before completing an M.A. One (woman) left the program after completing an M.A. Five (three men, two women) have completed the program. One student (man) later joined the class and has completed the program.

Cohort of 2008: Seven (four men, three women) entered the program. One (man) left before receiving an M.A. Six (three men, three women) have completed the program.

Cohort of 2009: Five (three men, two women) entered the program. One (woman) left before completing an M.A. One (man) left after completing an M.A. Three (two men, one woman) have completed the program.

Cohort of 2010: Seven (three men, four women) entered the program. One (woman) left before completing an M.A. One (woman) left after completing an M.A. Five (three men, two women) have completed the program.

Cohort of 2011: Six (three men, three women) entered the program. One (man) has taken a leave of absence before completing an M.A. Five (two men, three women) have completed the program.

Cohort of 2012: Seven (four men, three women) entered the program. One (man) left the program before completing an M.A. Two (women) left after completing an M.A. Three (men) and one (woman) have completed the program.

Cohort of 2013: Six (three men, three women) entered the program. One (man) left before completing an M.A. One (man) left after completing an M.A. Three (women) and (one) man have completed the program.

Cohort of 2014: Eight (four men, four women) entered the program. One (man) left before completing an M.A. Three (women) and three (men) have completed the program. One (woman) remains in the program.

Cohort of 2015: Twelve (seven men, five women) entered the program. One (woman) left after completing an M.A. One (woman) transferred (while in good standing) to another philosophy Ph.D. program.  One (woman) and one (man) have completed the program. The rest remain in the program.

Cohort of 2016: Five (four men, one woman) entered the program.

Cohort of 2017: Five (three men, two women) entered the program. One (woman) left the program after the second year.

Cohort of 2018: Eight (four men, four women) entered the program. One (woman) transferred (while in good standing) to another philosophy Ph.D. program before completing an M.A. One (woman) left before completing an M.A. The rest remain in the program.

Cohort of 2019: Five (two men, three women) entered the program.

Cohort of 2020: Nine (five men, four women) entered the program.