Doctorate in Philosophy, Dominican University College | Dominican University College

At the Dominican University College (DUC), the doctorate in philosophy trains students to become experts in philosophical analysis and research. This four-year graduate program helps students develop advanced research and argumentative skills, allowing them to find solutions to complex problems in philosophy and in other disciplines. The program is ideal for students seeking specialized knowledge in the history of philosophy and in the continental tradition.

The specialties of the Faculty of Philosophy lie in the areas of the history of philosophy, metaphysics, contemporary European philosophy and its historical antecedents. Current issues and controversies in such areas as ethics, dialectics, epistemology, phenomenology, philosophical economics and the philosophy of law are also particular strengths within the Faculty.

DUC offers guaranteed scholarships for students maintaining a B+ average and above. Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply for a range of federal and provincial fellowships and scholarships. In addition, there are DUC teaching, research and mentoring assistantships, as well as travel grants, for which students can apply.

Life at DUC

Located in Ottawa, Canada’s national capital, the Dominican University College is a bilingual university specializing in the study of philosophy and theology. With around half of its student body registered at the graduate level, DUC is a research institution focused on promoting original and topical research on problems related to philosophy and theology. DUC offers generous scholarships to our students, particularly at the graduate level. Our affiliation with Carleton University gives students access to a wide range of resources and to Carleton’s well-recognized reputation. Finally, DUC partners with several universities and organisations in Europe and elsewhere in the world in order to allow students to participate in exchange programs or internships.

If you are thinking of graduate studies in philosophy and you seek a university dedicated to research and the growth of its students, then consider pursuing your studies at DUC. Leave us your contact information and we'll get back to you promptly in order to help you discover more about DUC!

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