For detailed program information including curriculum and requirements, please view the academic bulletin, the university's official document of record concerning graduate-level academic programs and regulations.
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Our graduate program is dedicated to providing a high quality graduate education in philosophy to talented students who wish to pursue advanced study, possibly towards a career in academia or related fields.
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 the history of philosophy, philosophy of science, normative and practical philosophy, including ethics, health care ethics, and bioethics), and philosophy of language and linguistics, among others. Explore the program requirements and apply today.
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.
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