For detailed program information, including curriculum and requirements, please see the academic bulletin, the university's official document of record concerning graduate-level academic programs and regulations.
Our graduate program is dedicated to providing a high-quality graduate education in
philosophy to talented students who wish to pursue advanced study in a variety of
philosophical areas. Our students pursue careers both in and out of academia.
If you are considering applying, for an overview of things to consider, check out this flyer.
Our program emphasizes historical awareness of the perennial problems in philosophy,
as well as an opportunity to pursue focused interests in several specialized areas,
such as philosophy of science, moral philosophy, biomedical ethics, philosophy of
language and linguistics, and ancient and modern history of philosophy, among others.
Our PhD students receive full tuition waivers and stipends, and in recent years have
done well securing competitive university-wide scholarships, which provide additional
support. We encourage students to participate in professional activities, and the
Department and College makes funding available to grad students for traveling to present
In addition to coursework, study, and research, graduate students have the opportunity
to take part in the intellectual community of the Department of Philosophy, attending
colloquia with philosophers from other universities, taking part in the Queen Street Symposium, and participating in various reading groups, for example.
Our faculty members work in a wide range of areas of philosophy, many of them in collaboration with various units on campus including the Medical School, the Center for Bioethics, Classics, Comparative Literature, History, Linguistics, Physics, and Women's Studies.
The Graduate Student Association is dedicated to your advancement and development. Join for news about scholarships, events and to connect with your fellow students.