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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Philosophy

Degree Programs

Areas of Study

Graduate Studies

MA in philosophy

You can earn an MA in philosophy only in conjunction with another graduate degree program at the University of Denver—via our flexible, dual-degree program.

You must already be enrolled in this other program before applying for the master's program in philosophy. We typically see Religious Studies as a complementary master's degree or another pre-approved discipline within the University.

Learn more about our MA in philosophy.

PhD in the study of religion

You can earn a doctorate in the study of religion by participating in the University of Denver-Iliff School of Theology joint PhD program.

You must complete an application to the doctorate program and have completed a master's degree to be eligible. If you intend to apply to the joint PhD program, you must work with the department's graduate adviser as soon as possible to plan coursework.

Learn more about our joint PhD program.

Graduate program features

Our philosophy faculty places a strong emphasis on research and personal interaction with students.

Our program is designed to meet the needs of two kinds of students:

  1. those wishing to prepare for doctoral work in philosophy, and
  2. those seeking an individualized course of study with a more interdisciplinary focus.

Areas of concentration include:

  • history of Western thought
  • interpretive and critical theory
  • practical philosophy
  • meta-philosophy, and
  • studies in creative and critical reasoning about human nature and values.

For more information, call the Department of Philosophy at 303-871-2623, email the Department Program Coordinator Olesia Stockhold , or click here to request more information about our graduate programs.

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