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U.S. Philosophy Departments


Update 12/16/07: Some people still use this page, so I will keep it posted, since that does no harm. But I have stopped trying to keep it up to date, fixing broken links, etc. I don’t use this page myself any more.  When I’m trying to find the web page for a philosophy department, I just Google, e.g., “Yale philosophy.”  That works well. This page is still useful for potential graduate students because of its lists, toward the bottom, of PhD and MA programs in philosophy. If I’m missing graduate programs, please let me know. I will try to keep those lists at the bottom accurate.

I provide this list of links to philosophy departments in the United States as a service to the discipline.  I’ve tried to make it user-friendly, and I’ll try to keep it that way by periodically checking for links that have become dead. I haven’t alphabetized any departments under “U” just because the name of their school starts with the word “University”, nor any under “C” just because their name starts with “College”.  (Thus, for instance, both “Indiana University” and “University of Iowa”, are listed under “I”.)  Otherwise, my rule of thumb is: When in doubt, be redundant.  Thus, for instance, the State University of New York campuses are listed under both “S” and “N”.
Another redundancy: In two sections at the end of my list, I’ve gathered together the departments that offer graduate degrees in philosophy — one section for those that have PhD programs, and another for those that give MA, but not PhD, degrees. This may be helpful for college seniors who are considering doing graduate work in philosophy. Those who are considering graduate work in philosophy should definitely check out Brian Leiter’s Philosophical Gourmet Report.  In addition to scrutinizing Leiter’s over-all rankings of graduate programs — which everybody does — prospective graduate students should also see Leiter’s lists of the programs that are strong in various areas philosophy and — perhaps most importantly — his sobering statement on  job prospects in philosophy.  I should point out that some warn against using rankings; for more on this, click here.


Contents: A.B.C.D.E.F.G.H.I.J.K.L.M.N.O.P.Q.R.S.T.U.V.W.X.Y.PhD.MA.


 

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(including some departments from English-speaking countries other than the US)

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