Graduate Program in Philosophy


Welcome to the Graduate Program in Philosophy at York University. We specialize in a number of research areas, including:

  • Ethics, political philosophy and philosophy of law
  • Philosophy of cognitive science, mind and language
  • History of 19th and 20th century philosophy
  • Philosophy of science and epistemology
  • The Graduate Program in Philosophy offers rigorous training in the core areas of philosophy, and accommodates diverse approaches in the exploration of philosophical problems.
  • Philosophers in the Graduate Program draw on a wide range of resources for their research and teaching, including empirical, conceptual, and applied approaches. They are also engaged in ongoing discourse with researchers in other disciplines, including law, psychology, the cognitive sciences, the neuro-sciences, and the clinical sciences.
  • Graduate students in the Graduate Program are an integral part of a lively philosophical community, hosting their own annual conference as well as regular philosophical and social events. They also take an active role in the three concurrent speakers series that are hosted by the Program: the Philosophy Speaker Series, the Cognitive Science Speaker Series and the Legal Philosophy Speaker Series.

Graduate students are eligible to take the graduate–level diploma in Value Theory & Applied Ethics.


The deadline to apply to the Graduate Program in Philosophy for the 2016-2017 school year is January 27, 2016.

It is recommended you order your transcripts as soon as possible. Please visit How to Apply for more information.