The Philosophical Gourmet Report (PGR), a ranking of philosophy PhD programs in the “English-speaking world,” has been updated.The 2021-22 rankings are the based on a survey of philosophy faculty that asks each of them to evaluate the members of 94 philosophy departments from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. The results of the survey come from 220 surveys that were at least partially completed.
According to the survey, the following are the top 50 philosophy faculties in the English-speaking world:
The PGR is edited by the team of Christopher Pynes (Western Illinois University) and Berit Brogaard (University of Miami) [see update 1, below]. It was created by Brian Leiter (University of Chicago), who stepped down from the PGR’s helm following controversy regarding his treatment of some philosophers.
In the past, concerns have been raised about the methodology of the PGR (see some of the links in this post). It is unclear whether the current report has been improved in any of these regards. (Comments on this from those in the know, including the current PGR editors, are welcome.)
The PGR is one of a few resources available to prospective graduate students in philosophy as they choose which programs to apply to and attend. Other resources include Academic Philosophy Data and Analysis (APDA), the Pluralist’s Guide to Philosophy, and the QS Rankings.
UPDATE 1 (1/8/22): I am informed by Berit Brogaard that she is no longer associated with the Philosophical Gourmet Report. Further details about this will be forthcoming.