The Catholic University of America

Ph.D. Job Placement
School of Philosophy
The Catholic University of America
April 2010

N.B. The following is based on data going back to 1991.

The majority of our Ph.D. graduates have gone on to tenure-track or permanent* positions at the post-secondary 
level, in the U.S. and abroad. Of those who have not, some have chosen to engage in work outside of academia (e.g., in medicine, in music, as a member of a religious order), and some have chosen to conduct their searches only in very restricted geographical areas. Thus, graduates of our program who engage in unrestricted job searches have excellent chances of finding a position teaching philosophy in a college or university. Most do so in four-year Catholic colleges or seminaries; some do so in Ph.D.-granting institutions or non-Catholic colleges.

*A “permanent” position here means a non-limited-term position at an institution that does not grant tenure, such as a seminary.


Schools where our graduates have gotten tenure-track or permanent positions since 1991:

American Institutions
Aquinas College (TN)
Assumption College (MA)
Ave Maria University (FL)
Baylor University (TX)
Bellarmine University (KY)
Benedictine College (KS)
Catholic University of America (DC)
Center for Higher Studies (NY)
Christendom College (VA)
Dominican House of Studies (DC)
Drew University (NJ)
Fordham University (NY)
Gonzaga University (WA)
Immaculate Conception Seminary, Seton Hall University (NJ)
John Carroll University, Borromeo Seminary (OH)
Lexington College (IL)
Loras College (IA)
Loyola Marymount University (CA)
Loyola University (LA)
Magdalen College (NH)
Moorpark College (CA)
Mount Mercy College (IA)
Mount Saint Mary's University (MD)
Ohio Dominican University (OH)
Pontifical College Josephinum (OH)
Providence College (RI)
Rockhurst College (MO)
Sacred Heart Major Seminary (MI)
Seattle University (WA)
St. Basil’s Seminary (CT)
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (PA)
St. John's College, Annapolis (MD)
St. John's College, Santa Fe (NM)
St. John Vianney Seminary (CO)
St. Joseph's College (ME)
St. Meinrad's Seminary (IN)
St. Vincent College (PA)
Thomas Aquinas College (CA)
Trinity Christian College (IL)
University of Dallas (TX)
University of St. Thomas (TX)
Villanova University (PA)
Wheeling Jesuit University (WV)
Wyoming Catholic College (WY)
Xavier University (OH)

Foreign Institutions
Catholic Institute of Sydney (Australia)
Claretian Institute of Philosophy (Nigeria)
Dokuz Eylul Universitesi (Turkey)
Erciyes University, School of Divinity (Turkey)
International Theological Institute (Austria)
Nan Zan University (Japan)
Nat’l Missionary Seminary of St. Paul (Nigeria)
Singapore Management University (Singapore)
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil)
University of Samung (Turkey)