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. We also have considerable success in placing our graduates in positions outside academia in the field of ontology.
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.