Program Statistics

The following information describes statistically the progress of some recent classes of Michigan’s graduate students. Of course, this information inevitably groups together students whose cases may be quite different. A student who leaves our program may do so because philosophy is not for them, or because of academic difficulties, or health problems, or to pursue other activities. Likewise, a student who currently remains in the program may be nearly completed with their dissertation or may be on extended personal leave. We hope that you find this information useful.

For information on job and post-doc placement, see Placement.

Cohort of 2001: Six (four men, two women) entered the program. One (man) left after receiving an MA degree. The remaining five have completed the program.

Cohort of 2002: Seven (five men, two women) entered the program. One (man) left after receiving an MA degree. One (woman) did not complete the program. The remaining five have completed the program.

Cohort of 2003: Six (four men, two women) entered the program. One (man) left the program after receiving an MA degree. The remaining five have completed the program.

Cohort of 2004: Five (three men, two women) entered the program. Five have completed the program. 

Cohort of 2005: Nine (six men, three women) entered the program. Two (man, woman) left the program after receiving an MA degree. The remaining seven have completed the program.

Cohort of 2006: Five (five men) entered the program.  Five have completed the program.

Cohort of 2007: Four (four men) entered the program. One (man) left the program after receiving an MA degree. The remaining three have completed the program. 

Cohort of 2008: Ten (seven men, three women) entered the program. Five have completed the program. The other five remain in the program.

Cohort of 2009: Three (two men, one woman) entered the program. One has completed the program.  The other two remain in the program.

Cohort of 2010: Six (six men) entered the program. All remain in the program.

Cohort of 2011: Six (three men, three women) entered the program. All remain in the program.

Cohort of 2012: Four (four women) entered the program. One (woman) did not complete the program. The other three remain in the program.

Cohort of 2013: Ten (seven men, three women) entered the program. All remain in the program.

Cohort of 2014: Four (three men, one woman) entered the program. All remain in the program.