Ph.D. Program | Philosophy | SIU

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Ph.D. Program

The Philosophy program offers advanced courses in the major areas within the field leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy degrees. Students are offered a diversified curriculum not dominated by one school of thought. The broad range of specializations represented by the faculty exposes students to a variety of aspects of philosophy and, at the same time, permits them to concentrate on their own particular area of interest. Graduate-level courses in such allied fields as the natural and social sciences, the arts, linguistics, law, and women’s studies offer supplements to the philosophy curriculum.

Graduate courses in philosophy may be used as a minor in programs leading to the Master of Arts or Master of Science in Education degrees. Students who do not plan to continue work in philosophy beyond the Master’s degree level are encouraged to elect a graduate minor or to combine philosophy with another subject in a 40-credit hour double major.

For requirements for the PhD in Philosophy, please consult the Graduate Academic Catalog.