George Washington University*

The George Washington University Philosophy Department offers a terminal M.A. It is a highly pluralist program, with faculty specializing in continental philosophy, the history of philosophy, and the analytic tradition. 

Gail Weiss holds a Distinguished Research Chair, and is the General Secretary of the International Merleau-Ponty Circle.  She specializes in phenomenology, existentialism, philosophy of race and gender, and philosophy of literature.  Mark Ralkowski has written extensively on Heidegger and Plato, and he is currently working on a major research project on Plato’s politics and ethics.  Vanessa Wills specializes in 19th century German philosophy (esp. Marx), philosophy of race, and moral, social and political philosophy.  Laura Papish, Joseph Trullinger and Derek Malone-France work extensively on Kant and numerous aspects of the Kantian tradition, including contemporary Kantian ethics and how religion serves as a resource for moral imagination.  Finally, we have additional faculty interested in environmental philosophy, human rights, bioethics, philosophy of mind, action theory, philosophy of psychology, and philosophy of math. 

We are a highly collegial department and strongly committed to diversity and inclusion, offering numerous courses on underrepresented traditions and figures.  We also host at least annually speakers who are members of groups underrepresented in the profession.