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Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Philosophy
Duke University
Box 90743
Durham, NC 27708-0743
(919) 660-3050

General Information

Degree offered:
Ph.D., JD/MA, JD/PhD (Note: Applicants interested in the JD/MA will make application to the Law School rather than the Graduate School; applicants interested in the JD/PhD will make application to both the Law School and the Graduate School)
Faculty working with students:
Students receiving Financial Aid:
Test required:
GRE General: Optional for 2021
Application Deadlines

Program Description

The department offers a varied distribution of research in the areas of the history of philosophy; epistemology; metaphysics; philosophy of mind; cognitive science; moral psychology; ethics; political philosophy; Chinese philosophy; philosophy of science; philosophy of biology; philosophy of social science; philosophy of law; philosophy of mathematics; and philosophical logic. Individual programs of study are developed for each student, and a cooperative program is available to the student who wishes to combine work in the Duke Philosophy Department with work in the Philosophy Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Other Requirements

The submission of a writing sample (nonreturnable, limited to fewer than 15 pages) is required. Writing samples should be uploaded to the Departmental Requirements section of the application.


Spring Application