Graduate Studies

The Department of Philosophy at Queen's University is recognized internationally for its research excellence in political philosophy and cognate fields like normative ethics, applied ethics (especially animal ethics and bioethics) and legal philosophy. The Department also has strengths in continental philosophy, ancient philosophy, history of philosophy, metaphysics and epistemology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of science. For more about the Department's research areas, visit our Faculty and Research pages.

The Department of Philosophy offers three graduate programs: the M.A. program, the M.A. in Political and Legal Thought (PLT) program, and the Ph.D. program. Details about each program can be found at the pages below. For information on admissions, application procedures, and funding, see Prospective Students.

The M.A. Programs

See M.A. Programs

The Ph.D. Program

See Ph.D. Program

More for Grad Students

Prospective Students

Learn about admissions, applications, and funding for the Department's graduate programs.

Prospective Students

Faculty & Fellows

See a list of the Department's Faculty and their research interests.

Faculty & Fellows

Research

Learn about some of the Department's research groups and projects.

Research

Graduate Courses

Learn about the graduate courses offered this year by the Department of Philosophy.

Graduate Courses

Grad Life and Community

Learn about the Department's grad students' activities and community.

Grad Life and Community

Resources for Current Students

See resources for current grad students, including the Graduate Handbook, the conference funding form, and the MA supervisor approval form.

Resources for Current Students