NB: Students who are not  graduate students in the University of Toronto Department of Philosophy MUST secure the instructor’s approval before taking a PHL course.  You WILL NOT be able to add these courses to your schedule via ACORN.

Print a copy of the SGS Add/Drop Course(s) Form (which you can find here), have it signed by the instructor and submit it to the Graduate Office, Department of Philosophy.  

Students from other Ontario Universities must request enrolment through the Ontario Visiting Graduate Students Exchange Program.  Contact the graduate office of your home university.


Here you can find an up-to-date list of graduate courses. The courses are listed with instructors, times, and descriptions, as well as the breadth requirement(s) satisfied in each case. (Unless otherwise noted, PHL graduate courses will be taught at the Jackman Humanities Building on the fourth floor, Room 401 or Room 418.)

The areas of the breadth requirements are:


  1. Ancient
  2. Medieval
  3. 17th and 18th century
  4. 19th century
  5. 20th century


  1. Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science (MES)
  2. Values (Ethics and Metaethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Religion) (V)
  3. Mind, Language, Logic (MLL)