The graduate program at Saint Louis University provides an intellectual environment in which students may pursue advanced studies in a wide range of philosophical topics and methods—systematic, analytic, and historical. The department places equal emphasis on work in contemporary philosophy and on the value of history of philosophy. The program is designed to offer students a diverse and well-rounded course of study. Graduates students will take seminars in Logic, in each of the main periods of the history of philosophy, as well as seminars devoted to topics in traditional areas of philosophy, including metaphysics and epistemology, value theory, social/political theory, philosophy of religion, language, and science. The department has been recognized in the most recent Philosophical Gourmet Report for its strengths in a number of these areas, most notably in Medieval Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Action Theory, Epistemology, and Social Political Philosophy.
The department offers a variety of resources to graduate students including a world-renowned faculty, regular opportunities to work with eminent visiting scholars, numerous colloquia and conferences, a wide variety reading groups, as well as opportunities to participate in exchange programs.