Graduate Program

The graduate program of the Department of Philosophy aims to develop the expertise of graduate students in various areas of Philosophy. The Department currently offers an M.A. in Philosophy program and a Ph.D. in Philosophy program to prospective graduate students. The Department, in cooperation with the University of the Philippines Manila College of Medicine, also offers a joint M.S. in Bioethics program.

For the step-by-step process and admission requirements, click on the link below:



Links for Registration, IIS AY2021-2022

1. Residence enlistment for 2nd Sem AY 2021-2022

2. Application for Graduation for 2nd Sem AY 2021-2022


MA Philosophy

The MA Philosophy program consists of two tracks: the thesis track and the non-thesis track

Advancement to candidacy

To qualify for advancement to candidacy in the thesis track, the student is required to accomplish 24 units of course work and 6 units of thesis work. Meanwhile, in the non-thesis track, the student is required to accomplish 30 units of course work and must pass a written comprehensive examinations in order to qualify for advancement to candidacy.

Below is a list of courses that the student may choose from while under the M.A. Philosophy program.

Graduate Courses (PDF)


PhD Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy is pleased to offer its Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program to qualified applicants. All pertinent information about the Ph.D. in Philosophy program is in the Applicant Information found below.

PhD in Philosophy Program Brochure (PDF)


Diploma in Bioethics and M.S. Bioethics

Since school year 2004-2005, the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila College of Medicine and the UP Diliman Department of Philosophy jointly offers the Diploma in Bioethics Program. This is a one-year post-baccalaureate program that will provide doctors, nurses, health care workers, philosophers, social scientists and other professionals a greater understanding of ethical issues related to bio-medicine.

The Masters of Science in Bioethics offers professionals the opportunity to grapple, in a systematic and comprehensive manner, the ethical issues arising from medicine and bio-medical research. The multi-disciplinary field of bioethics covers a wide range of moral issues arising from cloning, stem cell research, organ donation and transplantation, death and dying, patient-doctor relationship, privacy and confidentiality, informed consent, euthanasia and suicide, research integrity, abortion, health resource allocation, HIV/AIDS, human experimentation, standards of care, multi-center research, and clinical trials.

Diploma in Bioethics and M.S. Bioethics Brochur