The Department of Philosophy at Duquesne University was one of the first graduate programs in the United States to specialize in phenomenology and contemporary Continental philosophy. Our program remains committed to this tradition and post-Kantian European philosophy. We also engage in teaching and research in the history of philosophy, both as a program focus in its own right and as the necessary background for work in later continental thought.

Program Tracks

Focused on teaching and research, our Philosophy department provides a collaborative environment to help you achieve your bigger goals. Our program tracks include:

  • M.A. in Philosophy
  • Ph.D. in Philosophy
  • Combined M.A./J.D.

Program Tracks

The Masters in Philosophy program specializes in phenomenology and contemporary Continental philosophy and the history of philosophy across multiple traditions. We engage in teaching and research in the history of philosophy, both as a program focus in its own right and as the necessary background for work in later continental thought.
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The Doctoral Program in Philosophy provides a collegial, collaborative atmosphere in which to study a rich variety of philosophical traditions, grow as a researcher, and pursue a range of careers in and outside of the Philosophy academy.  Explore Ph.D. in Philosophy
The combined Master of Arts (M.A.) and Juris Doctor (J.D.) degreeis a rigorous study of philosophy and the law. Research shows that students with a background in philosophy are particularly well-suited for success in law school. They tend to score above average on the LSAT, and have a competitive advantage over their peers. Explore Combined Degree

Contact for more info

Dr. Lanei Rodemeyer