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Philosophy

Master of Arts (MA), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The Graduate Program in Philosophy offers rigorous training for MA students to prepare them to be strong candidates for admission into PhD programs, and supports PhD students in developing a professional research profile. We specialize in a number of research areas, including: ethics, political philosophy and philosophy of law; philosophy of cognitive science, mind and language; history of 19th and 20th-century philosophy; and philosophy of science and epistemology.

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Philosophy at a Glance

Areas of Specialization

Ethics, political philosophy and philosophy of law; philosophy of cognitive science, mind and language; history of 19th and 20th-century philosophy; philosophy of science and epistemology.

Community

Students are an integral part of a lively philosophical community, hosting their own annual conference as well as regular philosophical and social events.

Resources

Our philosophers draw on a wide range of resources for research and teaching - including empirical, conceptual, and applied approaches - and engage with other disciplines.

Featured Faculty

Only at York University's forward-thinking Department of Philosophy could I study something as provocative as the ethics of suicide.

— Ariane Bakhtiar
PhD Candidate

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The Graduate Program in Philosophy at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Program Assistant to learn more.