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Graduate Study

North Campus in winter

The Department of Philosophy offers doctoral studies in most recognized subdisciplines and historical periods of philosophy. Our PhD program is designed to prepare students for teaching and for carrying out original research in the field.

The Department is distinguished by its unusually wide range of special interests and orientations in philosophy, and by the high degree of faculty-student interaction both in scholarly enterprises and in departmental affairs. We have nationally-recognized researchers in aesthetics, the history of philosophy, philosophy of language, and metaphysics.

Contact Information

Informal Portrait of Dr. Williams

Neil E. Williams

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Philosophy

136C Park Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-4150

Phone: (716) 645-0161


Portrait of Ms. Felmet

Elizabeth G. Felmet

Graduate Administrator

Department of Philosophy

132 Park Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-4150

Phone: (716) 645-2970; Fax: (716) 645-6139