The Department of Philosophy at the University of Michigan offers one of the leading philosophy graduate programs in the world. The department emphasizes broad and intensive training in the analytic tradition across the main areas of the discipline. Graduate students and faculty alike benefit from a highly collegial philosophical community.
If you had to describe philosophy in one word, you might use questions. Philosophy addresses a range of inquiries, some quite familiar (Why should I be moral? What creates a just society?) and others less so (What is time? Is it rational to rely on past experience as a guide to the future?).
To engage in philosophy is to critically examine our methods of reasoning and our assumptions in ways that help us both better understand ourselves and the world around us.
In studying philosophy, students develop the skills necessary to analyze and clarify ideas and arguments, orally and in writing. Philosophy encourages the pursuit a wide range of intellectual interests, as almost any subject—mathematics, political theory, theology, law, cognitive science, linguistics, art—can be reviewed under a philosophical lens.
Those who study philosophy frequently find it enjoyable and beneficial and go on to do exceptionally well at graduate and profesional skills, in a wide range of careers (e.g. public service, journalism, business, computer science and medicine).
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Formal Philosophical Methods
- Philosophy and Linguistic Theory
- Social Philosophy
- Interpreting the Zhuangzi
- Topics in the History of Philosophy
- Philosophy of Religion
- 12 months
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Philosophy & Ethics Linguistics View 605 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in United States
- Mandatory And Advisory Prerequisites
- Transcripts And Wes Evaluation
- Gmat Or Gre Scores
- Current Resume
- Nonrefundable Application Fee
International50646 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 50646 USD per year during 12 months.
National50646 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 50646 USD per year during 12 months.
In-State25230 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25230 USD per year during 12 months.
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