The graduate program educates students to teach and pursue research in the main areas of department concentration: Moral Philosophy and Philosophy of Mind and Related Areas.
Moral Philosophy - ethics, social and political philosophy, moral psychology, and the history of moral, social, and political philosophy
Philosophy of Mind and Related Areas
The faculty and staff also take proactive roles in supporting our graduate students in their pursuit of academic positions. We conduct regular workshops and other activities to help students at all stages of the program develop their professional skills, and work closely with graduating students to ensure they are in the best position possible when they enter the job market.
Rice University aspires to excellence in research and teaching, and to making the world a better place. To accomplish these goals, we believe that we must cultivate a diverse community of learning and discovery. The Philosophy Department strongly encourages applications from women and members of other groups underrepresented in philosophy. For information on the Philosophy Department's workshop on diversity ("Why So Few"), visit wsf.rice.edu, and for information on Rice University's diversity commitment for graduate students, visit diversity.rice.edu.