What will I learn?

Philosophy poses general questions about reality, knowledge, reasoning, language, and conduct. The four main branches are metaphysics (What is the ultimate nature of reality? What really exists and what is mere appearance?); epistemology (What, if anything, can be known and how?); logic (What are the principles of correct reasoning?); and ethics (What is moral value? And what moral values should we adopt?). Other, more specific, branches of philosophy address questions concerning the nature of art, law, medicine, politics, religion, and the sciences.

Everyone tends to have or assume answers to these questions. The aim of the department is to enable students to identify, clarify, and assess these answers, both ancient and modern. Philosophy prepares students for a more reflective life, for advanced studies in the subject, as well as for professions that emphasize analytic thinking and argumentation, such as law, business, and programming.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Science

Study options

Full Time (128 points)

Tuition fees
US$54,880.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 September 2022

Venue

College of Arts and Science

100 Washington Square East,

Silver Center for Arts & Science, Room 910,

New York,

10003, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: 70 on the PTE Academic.

For international students

Graduated with a GED or high school diploma equivalency test and have not enrolled in a degree-seeking program.

Don’t have minimum score requirements, but competitive applicants will receive:

100 and above on the TOEFL iBT

125 and above on the Duolingo English Test

7.5 and above on the IELTS Academic

70 and above on the PTE Academic

191 and above on the Cambridge English Scale

4.5 and above on the iTEP

Application deadline: Early Decision I - November 1; Early Decision II: January 1; Regular Decision - January 5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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