Graduate Adviser and Coordinator
- Faculty Graduate Adviser: Elaine Landry (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Staff Graduate Coordinator: Heidi Williams (email@example.com) (530) 752-0607.
The 2010-2011 Philosophical Gourmet Report ranks the program 44th among graduate programs in Philosophy in the United States. The program is ranked 9-17 in Philosophy of Biology, 21-39 in Philosophy of Language, 23-43 in Ethics, 21-31 in Philosophy of Mathematics, 30-46 in Mathematical Logic, 14-29 in Metaethics, and 27-47 in Philosophical Logic.
Davis and the Campus
The UC Davis campus is located fifteen miles southwest of Sacramento. The city of Davis is a well-planned, environmentally-conscious community of around 60,000 people, surrounded by open space. On the campus is a state-of-the-art 1,800-seat concert hall and a beautiful arboretum, pictured on the applications page. Davis is on the edge of the greater Sacramento metropolitan area, with a population of over one million. Seventy miles to the southwest is the San Francisco Bay Area, one of the most beautiful and vibrant population centers in the United States. About 100 miles to the east is Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains, with its world-class recreational opportunities such as skiing and hiking. To the west is the Napa Valley, a world-renowned producer of fine wines. All of these locations can be reached in two hours or less by automobile.
In collaboration with the graduate students in philosophy at UC Berkeley and Stanford, graduate students at UC Davis organize an annual conference called the Berkeley-Stanford-Davis Conference in Philosophy. The conference is rotated through the three campuses. In 2014, UC Davis was host. The 2015 conference will be hosted by Stanford University.