Prospective Students

Welcome to the Department of Philosophy

The distinguished faculty of the Department of Philosophy is committed equally to excellence in research and in teaching. We offer undergraduate and graduate programs as well as a wide range of courses suitable for students who have never taken a philosophy course and want to explore the discipline. 

About the Department

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Undergraduate Programs

The Tufts Philosophy Department offers both a major and a minor in philosophy. The department also offers a certificate program for undergraduates in Ethics, Law and Society, which teaches students to use philosophy to think, argue, and write about ethical questions that arise in public life

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Graduate Programs

The Master of Arts in Philosophy program offered by our department is consistently among the highest-ranked of its kind in the United States. It has an established record of placing its graduates in strong PhD programs in philosophy. Our program is ideal for students who want to strengthen their preparation for a competitive doctoral program.

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