What will I learn?

The mission of the Philosophy Department of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is to nurture excellence in philosophy in thought and practice. This includes offering a broad range of classes, engaging in research that contributes to the body of philosophical knowledge, and providing service for the intellectual, ethical, cultural and professional development of students. The department offers professional expertise in meeting these important educational needs. Thematically and historically philosophy has been and should continue to be the cornerstone of university education. Philosophy addresses questions that are basic to human experience. Hence the Philosophy Department provides a broad base of classes, research and service for the intellectual, ethical, cultural and professional development of students.

The significant features of the Department of Philosophy at UW-La Crosse include its broadly prepared faculty and its diverse course offerings. The philosophy faculty members, all of whom have doctorates in philosophy, represent many different philosophical viewpoints and diverse competencies and interests. The coursework available in the Philosophy Program represents not only all of the important traditional areas of philosophy but also new interests and developments in the field.

Philosophy fosters creative and critical thinking and helps one to understand human thought through the ages as well as developing an insightful perspective on the present scene. Students often major in another discipline at the same time they are studying philosophy. This joint major program is excellent preparation for many programs of study beyond the baccalaureate degree including law, business, and medicine.


Phenomenology Lecture Series • Philosophy Club • Socrates Café Discussion Group • Departmental Honors Program • Apprenticeships in Philosophy


• Educator • Government service • Corporate Manager • Peace Corps • Missionary • University Professor • Physician • University Admissions Counselor • Psychiatrist • Attorney at Law • Entrepreneur • Congressional Staff Member • Environmentalist • Medical Ethicist • Political Activist • Diplomat • Environmental Farmer

Which department am I in?

College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CASSH)

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 120 semester credits)

Tuition fees
US$18,130.00 per year

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

Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

Expected February, September 2022


College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CASSH)

1725 State Street,



54601, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicant must have completion of secondary and post-secondary institutions attended.

For international students

Applicant must have completion of secondary or post-secondary from institution.

English Language Proficiency

Applicant must have TOEFL score of 73 with IELTS score of 6.0 and PTE score of 54. In addition completion of ELS level 112 and completion of WESLI level 700 is required.

Priority application deadlines are 15 December for the January/Spring semester and 15 July for the September/Fall semester.

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


About University of Wisconsin La Crosse

Experience innovative academics along Wisconsin’s beautiful west coast and see why UWL is so highly ranked.

  • Located in the beautiful La Crosse region
  • 9th nationwide for providing value to international students
  • 96% job placement rate 2 years after graduation
  • More than 200 student clubs and societies