Ph.D. in Philosophy

Typical areas of research include medical ethics, religion or existentialism. Students must also complete philosophy-related graduate seminars, demonstrate foreign language proficiency, Ph.D. in philosophy students must complete around 64 hours of coursework in addition to their research and development.

Skills Acquired

  • Able to critically analyze abstract philosophy texts
  • Advanced familiarity with multiple core areas of philosophy, including metaphysics and epistemology, ethics and value theory, history of philosophy, and logic.
  • Ability to write professional level papers on philosophical topics.

Program Coursework

 Typical courses at the doctoral level in philosophy include:

  • Ancient philosophy
  • Modern philosophy
  • Philosophical logic
  • Ethics
  • Metaphysics

 Career Options

Here are some of the top jobs for philosophy majors.

  • Journalist
  • Critic
  • Professor
  • Research Analyst
  • Editor
  • Writer
  • Lawyer
  • International Relations Specialist