CUNY's Graduate Program in Philosophy is designed to provide graduate students with a sound general training in the history of ancient and modern philosophy and in the main areas of current philosophical inquiry. The Ph.D. program is intended for those who aspire to careers in teaching and research in philosophy at the college and university level. Degree requirements can be adjusted in individual cases to permit the student to work in related fields. The program encourages well-thought-out interdisciplinary work for its own sake and for the professional opportunities it may provide.
Areas of philosophical study at the CUNY Graduate Center include history of philosophy, logic, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, philosophy of mathematics, epistemology, moral and political philosophy, aesthetics, the philosophy of literature, applied and professional ethics.
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CUNY's Graduate Program in Philosophy is designed to provide graduate students with a sound general training in the history of ancient and modern philosophy and in the main areas of current philosophical inquiry.
The M.A. program is intended to serve a number of purposes: to lay a general foundation for more advanced and specialized work at the doctoral level; to provide philosophical training of interdisciplinary relevance for students who intend to work in other scholarly areas or in business or the professions; to provide training to those who wish to pursue general philosophical studies beyond the baccalaureate level either for reasons of personal development or because they wish to teach in secondary schools or community colleges.
More on the M.A. and En-Route M.A. requirements.
Anyone who wishes to enroll in a Philosophy Program course as a nonmatriculated student must have transcripts documenting at least three undergraduate courses in philosophy, with excellent grades. Prospective applicants who meet this requirement should email the Executive Officer two weeks before the start of classes (and no earlier) to schedule an appointment to complete the necessary forms. Registration is subject to the availability of places in requested courses and the approval of the Executive Officer. There is a $125 application fee. Nonmatriculated students may take only two courses (at the per credit rate), after which they must request entry into the program.
PLEASE DO NOT BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE DEADLINE POSTED IN THE ACADEMIC CALENDAR OF THE GRADUATE CENTER. REGISTRATION FOR NON-MATRICULATED STUDENTS IN THE PHILOSOPHY PROGRAM TAKES PLACE AFTER THE DEADLINE IN THE WEEK BEFORE CLASSES BEGIN EACH TERM.