CT Hall statue


The department offers a wide range of courses in various traditions of philosophy, with strengths and a well-established reputation in the history of philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of art as well as other central topics. We also have affiliated faculty members in the Law School, the Classics Department, the Linguistics Department, the Political Science Department, and the Divinity School, and have close connections with the Cognitive Science Program. Our undergraduate major is thriving, in no small part, because of the excellent teachers on our faculty. Our graduate program welcomes students from various backgrounds, and our placement record for graduate students is excellent.

The department's main office is located in New Haven's oldest building, Connecticut Hall, on Old Campus, across the West Side of the Green, through Phelps Gate (right by the statue of Nathan Hale). Click Directions on the left for travel directions.

For more information about the department, contact Julie Niemeyer, Registrar and Assistant to the Chair (julie.niemeyer@yale.edu) or Monique Boney, Administrative Assistant (monique.boney@yale.edu) 

For more information about the graduate program, visit the following website or contact Julie Niemeyer, Registrar and Assistant to the Chair (julie.niemeyer@yale.edu).


For information about the graduate application process, visit: 


For information about the undergraduate major, see this video or visit:


The Yale Philosophy Department is committed to providing a safe, respectful, and supportive environment for all of its students, faculty, and staff.  In addition to being necessary for health and welfare, nothing is more important to the quality of philosophical community we share and value.  The Department takes concerns about sexual misconduct and other forms of discrimination very seriously, and the University maintains a number of resources to address questions concerning them:
            Sexual Misconduct Response at Yale
            Office of the Provost-Title IX
            Office for Equal Opportunity Programs                       

Officers and Staff

Stephen Darwall, Chair

Zoltan Gendler Szabo, Director of Graduate Studies

Daniel Greco, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Julie Niemeyer, Registrar
Assistant to the Chair
(203) 432-1686

Victoria D'Agostino Administrative Manager

(203) 432-1682

Monique Boney Administrative Assistant

(203) 432-1665

Mailing Address:

Department of Philosophy
Yale University
P.O. Box 208306
New Haven, CT 06520-8306 


108 Connecticut Hall, Old Campus
344 College Street
New Haven, CT  06511