48 months
47100 USD/year
47100 USD/year
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We teach students to reflect on the meaning and significance of their own experiences by posing questions they may not yet have the means to answer.The Philosophy Program at Goucher College cultivates this critical standpoint by emphasizing both the history of philosophy and the practice of philosophizing.


William James said philosophy is “the habit of always seeing an alternative.” By creating alternatives, philosophy holds out the promise of shaping a better world. This lies at the heart of our mission. 

 In fact, the work of philosophy is not so much to produce definitive answers as it is to question given answers, to interrogate our basic assumptions and habits of thought. 


Students develop many transferable skills that can be used in a variety of careers, including analytical and organizational thinking, research, oral and written communication, problem solving, diverse data integration, adaptation to change, persuasion, and digestion of complicated materials. 

Goucher College’s Philosophy unique mission and liberal arts curriculum help students master the skills employers overwhelmingly want in job candidates. 

After graduation, many of our students attend top graduate programs, while others embark on careers in fields such as business, nonprofit organizations, government, law, medicine, ministry, finance, psychology, counseling, diplomacy, and ethics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Personal and Community Ethics 
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Writing Practicum in Philosophy 
  • Philosophy of Religion 
  • Philosophy of Science Fiction
  • Philosophy of Time
  • Phenomenology
  • Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy and/of Art 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 For spring start- rolling admission after deadline.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • the essay portion of the application
    • official high school transcript (grade 9 and up), listing courses in progress
    • secondary school report with a letter of recommendation from your college counselor or advisor
    • recommendation letter from an academic teacher (English, math, science, foreign language or social studies)
    • a video no longer than two minutes
    • a brief application form
    • a signed statement of academic integrity
    • one graded writing assignment
    • one stellar scholastic work

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 47100 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    47100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 47100 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Towson

1797 - 3043 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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