Philosophy Programs

The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at ASU is committed to maintaining excellence in the major fields of philosophy, emphasizing contemporary relevance, and participating in innovative programs that connect philosophy to other areas of inquiry. 


Ph.D. Program

The newly redesigned Ph.D. in Philosophy features a focus on Practical and Applied Philosophy. Practical Philosophy includes the fields of ethics, aesthetics, philosophy of law, social and political philosophy, feminist ethics, and political philosophy. Applied Philosophy includes both the application of theories developed within any of the sub-disciplines of philosophy to everyday problems or phenomena, as well as the application of research and tools used in other disciplines to understanding and addressing philosophical questions (e.g., experimental philosophy).


MA Program

ASU has a longstanding and highly respected M.A. program in Philosophy.

Students complete core coursework in epistemology, history, metaphysics, and value theory, and may conduct study within all of the main subfields of philosophy. Students have the option of either the MA with a thesis or the MA with a writing portfolio.  


Philosophy Graduate Faculty

Faculty Research Areas

Contact Information:

Graduate Coordinator