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John Carroll University

48 months
42676 USD/year
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A Philosophy program from John Carroll University prepares students for graduate work leading to college teaching, or for professional schools in areas such as law, medicine, religion, and social service.  


Philosophy encompasses the systematic study of some of the most fundamental questions regarding existence, nature, knowledge, reality, politics, and morality. It allows us to develop an outlook on life that is broad and reflective and to engage the world rationally and critically. A basic understanding of philosophy and philosophical methods serves as a framework for various other disciplines. The Philosophy program from John Carroll University at John Carroll have the option of focusing their study within one of four specialized options. 

The History of Philosophy Option provides an excellent foundation for students interested either in enhancing their liberal arts education or in preparing for advanced study in the field. The Critical Social Philosophy Option is recommended for students interested in the philosophical analysis of power and the social and political conditions that create and perpetuate oppression and injustice. The Philosophy, Law, and Politics Option is recommended for students who are interested in the philosophical study of law and its relation to morality, politics, and the state. The Health, Ethics, and Science Option is recommended for students interested in social, ethical, and foundational issues related to science and medicine.

The philosophy department provides a variety of opportunities for students to enhance and apply their philosophical skills outside the classroom. Through its Don Shula Chair in Philosophy, the department annually sponsors and supports campus events (including conferences, speakers, and colloquia) aimed at enhancing undergraduate education in philosophy and promoting awareness and discussion of timely and important issues within the university and broader Cleveland communities. Philosophy students are also able to participate in meetings of and events (such as faculty debates and film screenings) sponsored by John Carroll’s chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, the national philosophy honors society.


Besides teaching philosophy, which isn’t for everyone, you could use your philosophical training in many ways. For example, philosophy is an excellent preparation for a career in law; many law schools look favorably on a philosophy major. Also, you could pursue careers in public administration, journalism, health care, communications, and pastoral work.

A philosophy major or minor is universally beneficial since it emphasizes the following skills:

  • Analyzing and resolving problems
  • Seeing problems from different points of view
  • Communicating cogently and persuasively
  • Integrating knowledge
  • These skills are always in demand and never become obsolete.

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

The major can design his or her own program of study within the following parameters:

  • Two seminars (PL 450), or one seminar and a senior thesis (PL 495).
  • Nine additional courses, with at least four on the 200 level and at least four on the 300 level.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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John Carroll University reviews applications and accepts students on a rolling basis.


120 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit the Common Application online.
  • Ask your high school counseling office to submit your official transcript, Common Application School Report and/or Common Application Counselor Recommendation. A Common Application Teacher Evaluation is optional.
  • Submit your ACT and/or SAT test results.

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Living costs for University Heights

1099 - 1813 USD /month
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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