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 field. Learn more>

Philosophy of Language

Philosophy of language is practiced in many different styles.  The philosophers and linguists at the University of Michigan all believe in the style that pays close and serious attention to language, and, accordingly, that believes in close and serious interaction with linguistics and linguists.  We work on the semantics and pragmatics of intensionality, conditionals and modals as well as on more traditional topics such as implicature and reference.  Learn more ›