The Georgetown Philosophy Department is a diverse community, offering the opportunity to study across an unusually broad range of philosophical traditions, from analytic to continental, topical to historical.
Requirements for the PhD include a minimum of 45 credits with the following distribution:
- Completion of the Ethics, Epistemology, and Metaphysics proseminars
- Three history courses with one being from the period from Plato to Plotinus and another from the period from Cusa to Hegel
- Two advanced courses in the 500 level or above, one with a focus in a normative area and one in a non-normative area
- Completion of Symbolic Logic with a grade of B or higher
- Successful defense of a dissertation
- Language proficiency may also be required depending upon the area of concentration of the student's dissertation
No more than 1/5 of credits earned towards the degree may be from courses below the 500 level, and courses below the 350 level may not count for graduate credit.
More information about the PhD Program can be found in the Graduate Handbook.
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