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Graduate Program

In recognition of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, GRE scores are not required as part of this year’s graduate admissions process.  The department has waived this requirement for this year’s graduate cycle

Why Pursue Graduate Studies at the University of Utah?

The Philosophy Faculty offers a variety of areas of specialization for graduate students at all levels. Available concentrations include:

  • Applied Ethics (including Bioethics, Business Ethics, Environmental Ethics, and Legal Ethics)
  • Philosophy of Biology
  • Philosophy of Mind & Cognitive Science
  • Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • Chinese Philosophy
  • Practical Reason
  • Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Early Modern Philosophy

The Department awards Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.),  Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Science (M.S.) Degrees.
M.A. and M.S. degrees may be taken either as final credentials or as preparation for Doctoral studies.

Master's Program


In addition to the standard traditional concentrations, students may engage in research and internships in such areas as Political Thought, Applied Ethics, and Ethics and Public Affairs. We maintain close ties to the Colleges of Business and College of Law and to the School of Medicine, which make it possible for students to pursue advanced professional degrees while working on Masters' or Ph.D. degrees in the Department. We also cooperate with the Department of Political Science and the Institute of Human Genetics in interdisciplinary programs.

Faculty/Student Ratio - An excellent student-faculty ratio and a vibrant enrichment program both in and outside the department offers students the opportunity for close and informal contact with the faculty as well as for a stimulating atmosphere for graduate study. The Department currently has 19 full-time faculty members.

Full funding available for eligible MA, MS and PhD students (includes tuition waiver, stipend, plus a travel budget)

2021 Faculty Specializations





Last Updated: 9/8/21