Diversify Your Thinking
The M.A. program will prepare you with an advanced degree in philosophy or a career in allied fields. We host an active and vibrant philosophical community, including an extensive visiting speakers series and graduate research colloquium, student and faculty organized reading groups, and a strong graduate student organization. Information on recent events, visiting speakers, and the Graduate Students in Philosophy organization may be found below.
We strongly encourage reading philosophical works in their original languages, when possible, and place a premium on our students developing a high level of competence in the languages related to their doctoral research. To that end, we offer substantial support for our graduate students to pursue language study at Duquesne and through intensive summer language programs abroad.
Here is a sampling of recent course topics for our graduate program:
|Hellenistic & Roman philosophy||Plotinus||Augustine||Pseudo-Dionysius|
|Aquinas||Classical Islamic philosophy||Descartes||Hobbes|
|Political Philosophy||Critical Race Theory||German Idealism||Moral Philosophy|
The requirements for this program include one course in each of the following areas:
- Ancient Philosophy
- Contemporary Philosophy
- Medieval Philosophy
- Modern Philosophy
- Additional courses will be electives at the graduate level