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Special Programs

Program in Ancient Philosophy

The Program in Ancient Philosophy at the University of Michigan combines the strength of two of Michigan’s leading departments, Philosophy and Classical Studies, both of which have been consistently ranked in the top ten programs in their respective fields for decades.

Students in the program will pursue a PhD in either Philosophy or Classical Studies and an MA in the companion field. All of this can be achieved within the standard six years for each program. Learn more ›

Philosophy and Law

The Department of Philosophy affords its graduate students who have been admitted to the Law School the opportunity to pursue a Ph.D. simultaneously with work toward a degree in law.  Combining work on these degrees will enable students both to substantially reduce the time usually required to earn the degrees separately, and to encourage meaningful integration of work in both fields.  Graduates with both degrees are particularly well prepared for university teaching and research in both fields. Students must apply to both programs separately. Admission to both will require that the student consult with the DGS in Philosophy and the appropriate advisor at the Law School to design an appropriate plan of study. Learn more>

M.A. and Certificate Programs

Once students have begun coursework, they may find they are also interested in pursuing more extensive study in a companion field. Before officially adding another course of study to their program, students should consult with their relevant Philosophy advisor. There are various M.A. and certificate programs on campus that students have combined with their Ph.D. in Philosophy:

MA in Linguistics

MA in Mathematics

MA in Statistics

MAE (Masters of Applied Economics)

Graduate Certificate in African American & Diasporic Studies

Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Science

Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies