Various Philosophers

Graduate Programs in Philosophy

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.

We offer M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy, as well as a combined M.A./J.D. (Duquesne University is not presently accepting applications for the Ph.D. program for fall 2021.)


Duquesne University is not presently accepting applications for the PhD program for fall 2021. In response to increasing uncertainties, Duquesne made this difficult decision to ensure adequate resources remained available to support students currently in the programs. However, fall 2021 applications to the MA program remain open.

Graduate students and faculty alike benefit from our exchange program with Heidelberg University.