Out-of-state: $24,300 (30 credit hours per year). New England residents may qualify for tuition breaks. See details and other costs
May include scholarships, grants, & work-study. Explore aid
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Study a variety of world philosophies, from Ancient Philosophy to Existentialism to Postmodernism – then, take that foundation and apply it to the issues you’re interested in, such as environmentalism, feminism, public policy, medical ethics, and more.
What will I do with this major?
Build your critical thinking skills to prepare for graduate school or a career in law, business, education, theology, public policy, politics, or advocacy work. Our program is designed to develop a skill set that is essential in all industries — the analytical and communication skills to examine problems, discover solutions, and build communal understanding.
A faculty of scholars and mentors
Each of our full-time faculty holds a PhD in Philosophy, as do many part-time faculty. Along with being frequently published in peer-reviewed journals and books nationally and internationally, our faculty provide students with guidance in academics and professional development.
Scholarships offer valuable financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. You’ll be automatically considered for Merit Scholarships when you apply for admission by the deadline. Additional opportunities are available.
Do you live in New England?
You may be eligible for a special reduced tuition rate, as part of the New England Regional Student Program (RSP).
Looking ahead to Law school?
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