Carnegie Mellon University

Graduate Studies

The department of philosophy at Carnegie Mellon is an interdisciplinary program focusing on contemporary philosophical problems.

Our graduate programs reflect our interest in scientifically engaged philosophical investigation.  Interested students are encouraged to look at the department's research strengths and list of faculty to see if their research interests match one of our strengths.

The department offers three doctorate programs and two master's programs. Students are encouraged to apply for all the degrees that interest them. Students are admitted either to the doctoral programs or master's programs and are free to choose between the degrees offered at the appropriate level.

Philosophy Degrees

Doctorates in Logic, Computation, and Methodology and Philosophy
Doctorate in Pure and Applied Logic
Master of Science in Logic, Computation, and Methodology
Master of Arts in Philosophy

Those seeking admission to any of our graduate programs may apply online.

List of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Did you know?

The Horacio Arló-Costa Graduate Fellowship for first year graduate students has been recently introduced.
The department was recently ranked among the top graduate programs in National Research Council, placing in the 2-9 range out of 90 programs!
Our graduate students have a strong placement record in multiple disciplines both inside and outside of academia. Since 2000, 47% of our Ph.D. graduates are in permanent academic positions (30% philosophy and 17% non-philosophy); 13% have found permanent non-academic employment; and 35% are currently in post-doc or other short-term research positions in academia.