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Department of Philosophy


    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

    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 at conferences.

    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.

    Explore the program requirements in the Graduate Handbook, or apply today.


    Our Faculty

    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.


    Graduate Student Association

    The Graduate Student Association is dedicated to your advancement and development. Join for news about scholarships, events and to connect with your fellow students.


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