Philosophy - PhD

Our doctoral program in philosophy is designed to provide students with a breadth of knowledge in philosophy, while emphasizing the depth of knowledge through intensive work on issues of interest to individual students. Our faculty has a rich history and continuing presence in the field of aesthetics, the philosophy of the arts and the philosophy of culture. We also have deep expertise in Africana philosophy, continental philosophy, epistemology, feminist philosophy, philosophy of mind, philosophy of race and philosophy of science. The program stresses early development of professional writing standards and oral skills. PhD students are generally given the opportunity to teach courses under the guidance of the department's Teaching-Mentoring Program.