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The Best Graduate Schools Offering Philosophy Programs

Higher Education Articles January 28, 2017

Overview of Graduate Schools offering Philosophy Programs

The study of theoretical issues regarding morals, knowledge, the brain, logic, and existence is philosophy. Degrees ranging from master’s to doctoral levels in philosophy are at many top graduate schools. The schools offer master’s and doctoral programs, in addition to dual-degree options. In this article, we take a look at two top philosophy graduate schools on the east coast of the United States that are ranked highly by rating agencies:

New York University in New York

In 2006, ranked New York University in New York at the top of its list of best graduate philosophy programs. Courses in metaphysics, logic, political and moral philosophy, philosophy of mind, philosophy of mathematics, and epistemology are in NYU’s graduate program. Programs awarding Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees and Master of Arts (M.A.) are available at NYU’s department of philosophy. Dual degree programs in medicine and philosophy, as well as in law and philosophy, are available through the department. Students enrolled in the MA program have to complete a research paper and 32 credits; a dissertation and 72 credits have to be completed by doctorate students.

Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ

In 2006, ranked Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ second on its list of best graduate philosophy programs. A 5-year Ph.D. program is available through Rudgers, aimed at providing students with knowledge of the major aspects of philosophy. Students enrolled in the program can hone their skills in critical thinking and logic; the program could lead to careers in writing, academia or research.

Top Graduate Schools offering Philosophy Degree Programs

School Name Location Type of Institution
University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 4-year, Public
Brown University Providence, RI 4-year, Private
Duke University Durham, NC 4-year, Private
New York University New York, NY 4-year, Private
Princeton University Princeton, NJ 4-year, Private
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI 4-year, Public
Harvard University Cambridge, MA 4-year, Private
Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, OH 4-year, Public
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA 4-year, Private
University of Colorado, Boulder Boulder, CO 4-year, Public

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