The favorable institutional setting of the department, combined with its interdisciplinary ties, provides students with the opportunity to work on a broad range of applied projects unmatched by any philosophy department in the nation.
The PhD program is part of Carnegie Mellon’s interdisciplinary program in Pure and Applied Logic, administered jointly with the School of Computer Science and the Department of Mathematics. Faculty members hold joint appointments in Psychology, Statistics, Mathematics, and Computer Science. Faculty members have also contributed to national research efforts through NASA and the National Academy of Sciences. Related resources in the Pittsburgh community include the departments of Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Science, and Medicine, at the University of Pittsburgh; the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, run jointly by the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon; the Center for Philosophy of Science and the Archives for Scientific Philosophy, housed at the University of Pittsburgh; and the Center of Bioethics and Health Law, at the University of Pittsburgh.