Welcome to the School of Philosophy
Our community of students and scholars works together to study issues confronting both the major philosophical disciplines and the major figures in the history of philosophy. With a specific concern for the Catholic intellectual tradition, we are guided by two perennial questions: What is the human good? What are the ultimate principles of being and knowledge?
Our Ph.D. program is designed to provide students with a broad philosophical background both in the history of philosophy and the systematic study of philosophical questions. With a strong record of job placement, our program gives students the skills for scholarly research and prepares them to join the academic community at large.
M.A. and Ph.L. Programs
We offer a variety of M.A. and Ph.L. programs for students interested either in a terminal degree or further doctoral studies. These programs provide a broad philosophical background both in the history of philosophy and the systematic study of philosophical questions, preparing students either for further academic study or the professional world.
Our undergraduate programs are designed to provide students with a broad philosophical background both in the history of philosophy and the systematic study of philosophical questions. These programs also give students the opportunity to do upper division work in related disciplines and serve as excellent preparation for the study of law or theology.
With the resources of the ecclesiastical faculties of the School of Philosophy and the School of Theology and Religious Studies, CUA offers an outstanding academic program in pre-theology studies for seminarians, inspired by the vision and in accord with the norms of The Program of Priestly Formation, fifth edition.
Important Dates & Events
- Sept. 19 "Kierkegaard's Don Giovanni & the Seductions of the Inner Ear", Antón Barba-Kay, The Catholic University of America. Aquinas Hall Auditorium, 2 pm.
- Sept. 26 "The Polyphonic Mind", Peter Pesic, St. John's College, Santa Fe. Aquinas Hall Auditorium, 2 pm.
- Sept. 26 Annual Philosophy Faculty, Staff & Graduate Student Picnic. Dominican House Back Lawn. Time TBA
- Oct. 3"Values of Music", Jerrold Levinson, University of Maryland. Aquinas Hall Auditorium, 2 pm.
- Oct. 23-24 Fall 2014 Reading List Exams. To register, e-mail email@example.com
- Oct. 24 "How Does Music Imitate Nature?", Anselm Ramelow, Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology. Aquinas Hall Auditorium, 2 pm.
- Oct. 30 Tentative date for Fall 2014 Language Exams.To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nov. 7 "Music & the Idea of a World: On Plato & Schopenhauer" - Peter Kalkavage, St. John's College, Annapolis. Aquinas Hall Auditorium, 2 pm.
- Dec. 5 "Is There a Music of the Spheres?" - Robert Reilly, American Foreign Policy Council.
Aquinas Hall Auditorium, 2 pm.