PhD in Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a five year program that will prepare you for an academic career in research and teaching in philosophy. With the help of an advisor, you will design your own program of study. You will receive a thorough overview of philosophy's broad spectrum of knowledge and have the opportunity to focus on knowledge in your chosen area of research.

PhD students take courses from four main areas: history of philosophy, logic, ELMS (epistemology, philosophy of language, metaphysics, philosophy of science), and value theory. These four areas provide a firm foundation for research and teaching beyond the PhD program.

We offer five years of financial aid to all PhD students in the form of teaching assistantships, instructor positions, and fellowships.

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