The graduate program focuses on developing a student's ability rationally to analyze and critically to assess everyday-life and professional issues in light of principal philosophical-historical traditions and perennial problems. The graduate program is animated by the aspiration that students become knowledgeable participants in the intellectual and moral tradition implied in the phrase "Jesuit, Catholic University." The doctoral program is one of the oldest at Marquette University. This program serves principally to train new generations of professional philosophers, scholars, and teachers who will continue the philosophical enterprise and preserve and perpetuate the central scholarly and educational ideals of Marquette. The department also offers a master's degree with two specializations: History of Philosophy as well as Social and Applied Philosophy. Both specializations provide training for more advanced study at the doctoral level. In addition, the specialization in Social and Applied Philosophy is designed for students who are interested in non-academic careers.
For information on our current graduate students, see our student information page.
The latest edition, Spring 2015, of the Philosophy Graduate Student Association (PGSA) newsletter is now available here.
Use the links below to explore the various graduate degree programs, learn about department policies and procedures related to the graduate program, find graduate course descriptions, and learn about graduate student activities at Marquette.
To request additional information about the graduate program, visit the Graduate School Web site.
Question about graduate studies in Philosophy? Contact the Director of Graduate Studies in Philosophy, Dr. Theresa Tobin.