Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy

Program level: 
Degree awarded: 
PhD
Program registration: 
Program approved and registered by the New York State Education Department
Program length: 
3-6 years
Type of degree: 
CEU
CEU credits: 
30
ECTS credits: 
60.00
Start of the program : 
September

Program Description

Doctoral enrollment may continue up to a maximum of six years. Students admitted into CEU doctoral programs are eligible to receive a full CEU Doctoral Fellowship for up to three years. Numerous additional funding opportunities exist, such as the Doctoral Research Support Grant Program, the Erasmus Mobility Scheme, and various research and travel funds.

Sample Courses for the Doctoral Program

Moral and Political Philosophy: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals; Political Obligation; Normative Ethics Metaphysics, Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind: Intuition and Knowledge; Substance, Ontology, Mind; Wittgenstein; Cognitive Mechanisms of Cultural Knowledge Transmission History of Philosophy: Self and Agency in Ancient Philosophy; Atomism; Ancient Ethics; Greek Reading Seminar

Entry Requirements for the Doctoral Program

Candidates must have a first degree in philosophy and a background in the history of philosophy (e.g. major ancient and medieval thinkers, Cartesianism, British empiricism and classical German philosophy) and in logic (propositional and predicate). In addition to meeting the General CEU Admissions Requirements, applicants must submit a short statement of purpose (between 1-2 pages single-spaced), indicating their proposed research and an essay of 2,000–4,000 words on an appropriate philosophical topic. The essay should discuss a philosophical problem of the applicant’s own choice; it can, but need not, be related to the applicant’s studies or to the topic of the applicant’s proposed research.