12 months
729 USD/credit 21870 USD/year
729 USD/credit 21870 USD/year
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In the Philosophy program from DePaul University, you’ll gain a foundational understanding of the discipline, grounded in continental European thought, through rigorous coursework and seminars.


Through directed research, colloquia and the dissertation, in the Philosophy program DePaul University, you’ll also develop the expertise necessary to begin your academic career. In addition to your studies within the department, you’ll spend the spring of your second year abroad, engaged in immersive language study.

Whether you enter the program with a BA or an MA, we fund your entire doctoral program and ask you to complete it in six years or fewer. This means six years of complete tuition remission, a $22,000 stipend, a $3,000 supplement (to pay for extra expenses, such as health care), and travel funding to present your work at academic conferences.

Work closely with leading scholars in

  • Contemporary continental thought
  • German idealism
  • Social and political theory
  • History of philosophy and ethics
  • Feminist philosophy
  • Psychoanalytic thought
  • Latin American philosophy

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Special Topics In Traditional Philosophers
  • Plato
  • Aristotle
  • Augustine
  • Special Topics In The History Of Philosophy
  • Hobbes
  • Descartes
  • Locke
  • Leibniz
  • Spinoza
  • Rousseau
  • Hume
  • Kant
  • Hegel
  • Schelling
  • Marx
  • Nietzsche

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy or its satisfactory equivalent.
  • Students entering with a master's degree may be given credit for their previous studies.
  • Previous academic work must present clear evidence of the applicant’s ability to pursue successfully the doctoral program.
  • Students who did not major in Philosophy may be admitted conditionally, with the requirement that they complete certain undergraduate courses or directed study before being fully admitted into the program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 729 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    21870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 729 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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