Degree Options

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. in Philosophy
  • 15 courses
  • Dissertation
Juris Doctor/Ph.D. in Philosophy
  • 72 Law School credits
  • 15 Philosophy courses
  • Research paper
  • Dissertation
Juris Doctor/M.A. in Philosophy
  • All requirements of the J.D. degree
  • 6 graduate philosophy courses
  • Research paper


Related Certificates

Certificate Requirements
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine

Administered by the departments of History and Philosophy

  • Core course in history & philosophy of science, technology and medicine
  • 3 elective seminar courses
  • Directed reading course
  • Capstone research paper
Philosophy of Biology

Administered by the departments of Biology and Philosophy

  • At least 2 philosophy courses
  • At least 2 biology courses
  • Directed reading course
  • Capstone research paper
Philosophy, Arts and Literature

Administered by the Center for Philosophy, Arts and Literature

  • 5 approved courses from at least three departments
  • Research paper
Interdisciplinary Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Administered by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

  • 3 approved Medieval & Renaissance courses outside of the students major department
  • Attendance at the Medieval & Renaissance Colloquium
  • Research paper
Cognitive Neuroscience

Administered by the departments of Neurobiology, Psychology & Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Philosophy

Available on pathway to Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience