48 months
29178 USD/year
29178 USD/year
12536 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Philosophy program of Rutgers University acquaints students with the significant philosophical concepts in Western thought and provides training in the major currents of contemporary philosophical investigation. 


About the Program

This field deals with the various ways in which human beings have tried to understand and give expression to the nature and meaning of reality, knowledge, the self, values, and human temporality. Students in the Philosophy program of Rutgers University gain a heightened ability to think critically and develop well-reasoned arguments. They learn how to devise meaningful and intuitive questions, read and interpret complex texts and cultures, and write and communicate clearly and effectively.

Stress is placed on philosophy as an activity, combining knowledge of important philosophical issues with the basis for developing an analytical judgment that is both critical and productive. Conducting independent research is not uncommon within the program.

Learning Objectives

Students in Philosophy courses should learn to:

  • think critically and creatively,
  • read and interpret complex and significant texts,
  • write clearly and effectively,
  • make clear and convincing arguments, including in response to arguments of others, and,
  • develop oral communication skills through effective and well-organized presentations and productive classroom participation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Symbolic Logic
  • History of Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality
  • Ethics of War and Conflict
  • Mind, Knowledge, and Reality

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    29178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14589 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14589 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6268 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Camden

832 - 2048 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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