Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy



Welcome to the Graduate Program at LUC Philosophy!

We’re glad you are interested in our department. At Loyola, we have four graduate programs: the BA/MA in Philosophy, MA in Philosophy, MA in Social Philosophy, and PhD in Philosophy. Our department is pluralistic, which means our programs allow you to pursue a wide range of courses as well as a wide range of research interests. Graduate faculty are here to support your learning through classroom teaching, individual advising, and mentorship.

Our graduate programs also provide a hub for research activity in the department. Faculty in the department host several workshop series, in which graduate students are invited to take part.

We also provide professional development programming for our graduate students, to help you hone your academic and professional skills, and to prepare you for life after graduate school.

You can learn more about how to apply to our programs, as well as our past course offerings on our website. Feel free to reach out to our Graduate Program Director, Dr. Joe Vukov with any questions.

Alumni Spotlight

A photo of PhD graduate Merrit Rehn-DeBraal on graduation day, holding her daughter Mila, who is also wearing a PhD graduation cap.

PhD in Philosophy: Merritt Rehn-DeBraal, PhD

Dr. Merritt Rehn-DeBraal, alum of our PhD in Philosophy program, discusses Foucault and feminist philosophy in this interview conducted by Ciaran Rhys. 
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MA in Social Philosophy: Bryan Paulsen, SJ

Read about the value of studying philosophy in an interview with Dr. Bryan Paulsen, SJ, an alum from our Master of Arts in Social Philosophy program.