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The Department of Philosophy offers courses of study leading to the B.A., M.A. in Philosophy for International Students, and Ph.D. For details about the department’s programs, see the Students tab in the menu bar above.

In addition to research specializations from across the field of contemporary analytic philosophy, the department’s faculty also exhibit particular strengths in the history of philosophy and in continental European philosophy. For more information, please see the Research page.

Contact Us

Department of Philosophy 
Purdue University 
100 N. University Street, Rm. 7105

West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098

Phone:  (765) 494-4276

Fax:  (765) 496-1616


For information regarding graduate admissions to the Department of Philosophy at Purdue, please contact:

Dr. Daniel Smith
Director of Graduate Admissions

For general information regarding the Department of Philosophy at Purdue, please contact:

Vickie Sanders
Administrative Assistant

For information regarding our undergraduate programs and/or majoring in Philosophy at Purdue, please contact:

Samantha Ooley
Academic Program Manager


Dr. Christopher Yeomans
Head of Department

Dr. Daniel R. Kelly 
Director of Graduate Studies

Jacqueline Mariña
Climate and Diversity Coordinator


Professional Organizations

The American Philosophical Association

FISP (Federation Internationale des Societes de Philosophie)