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.
+ Fr. George McLean, O.M.I. +
June 29, 1929 - September 6, 2016
Father George McLean, O.M.I., Professor Emeritus of the School of Philosophy, was laid to rest on September 13, 2016 at the cemetery of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Residence in Tewksbury, MA.
Important Dates & Events
- October 13-14, 2016: Graduate Reading List Exams. 9 am - 1 pm each day. Past Exams can be downloaded from the Quick Links menu on the bottom left hand side of this page. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- October 21, 2016: Fall Lecture Series, 3rd Lecture: Daniel Maher, "Self-Love and Love of Another Self"
- October 27, 2016: Graduate Language Exams. For past exams, or to register, please email email@example.com.
- October 28, 2016: Fall Lecture Series, 4th Lecture: Paul Ludwig, "Civic Friendship"
- November 11, 2016: Fall Lecture Series, 5th Lecture: Alan M. Levine, "Montaigne and Friendship"
- November 18, 2016: Fall Lecture Series, 6th Lecture: Tamer Nawar, "Augustine on Friendship, Virtue, and Vice"