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Penn’s Public Philosophy Certificate Program

The Graduate Certificate in Public Philosophy is designed to expand upon a student’s disciplinary training by adding the philosophical knowledge and practical skills needed to engage with members of the public on vital issues. Incorporating coursework, research and community engagement, students will gain both an enriched understanding of relevant topics as well as significant experience in working with non-academic audiences.


Master's of Art in Philosophy

The Master's of Art in Philosophy is to build upon foundational knowledge and foster the development of philosophical reasoning and writing competencies. The department does not regularly admit students to the M.A. program, but it will consider applications in special circumstances. Students who wish to apply for the M.A. must receive permission from the Graduate Chair.


Doctorate in Philosophy

Obtain your degree from one of the first universities in the country to offer a Ph.D. in Philosophy. The philosophy Ph.D. offers a unique opportunity to study a wide variety of topics. Although the department is not large; it has always prized breadth, and Penn faculty are prepared to supervise advanced research in a number of areas, including metaphysics and epistemology, philosophy of mind, logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, ethics, social and political philosophy, philosophy of law, and the history of philosophy.