The Graduate Program in Philosophy at York University specializes in the following areas of philosophy:
- 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.