Philosophy: PhD

Graduate Program in Philosophy

Jan. 15
Doctor of Philosophy
3 years

Program Handbook

The University of Notre Dame's highly ranked department offers a uniquely broad and pluralistic environment in which to pursue graduate work in philosophy. We emphasize solid training in all periods of the history of philosophy, combined with cutting-edge research in both the continental and analytic traditions. Areas of particular strength include the history of philosophy (ancient, medieval, and modern), metaphysics, epistemology, the philosophy of religion, the philosophy of science, contemporary European philosophy, logic and philosophy of mathematics, and ethics.

Last updated: 08/31/2023

Application Materials:
  • GRE General Test optional
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo for non-native speakers of English
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
  • Unofficial transcripts from each post-secondary institution required at the time of application. (Official transcript showing conferral of a bachelor's degree due upon enrollment.)

Brian Cutter
Director of Graduate Studies
Phone: (574) 631-9048