MA in Philosophy and Religion, PhD in Philosophy and Religion
The heart of this program is its focus on knowledge that is transformative—of ourselves and of our civilization. Scholars who seek pioneering fields such as social ecology and capacity-building for environmental change describe this program as the only place to pursue their goals.
Studying the historical intersections of ideas in philosophy, science, and religion, you engage with both historical lessons and emerging theories. This broad intellectual foundation prepares you to articulate the evolutionary challenges at this critical juncture in Earth’s ecology. The uniquely interdisciplinary curriculum, taught by renowned faculty, stimulates both your imagination and your ability to analyze. Studying the historical intersections of ideas in philosophy, science, and religion, you prepare to teach, publish, and take on activist roles in such areas as advocacy, sustainability, and politics.
The program fosters visionary thinking and passionate debate, beginning with our annual retreat at the renowned Esalen Institute. Throughout the year, forums, symposia, and conferences complement presentations by doctoral students who have finalized their dissertations. Ultimately you are challenged to develop the intellectual drive and personal initiative required to build a better world.
Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Other Specialized Institutions
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 1,000 - 4,999