Falling largely within the analytic tradition, the Department of Philosophy at Western Michigan University takes seriously its dual mission of philosophical teaching and research. Offering a range of undergraduate courses and a terminal master's degree, WMU's program is recognized as one of the best master's programs in the United States and one of only a handful of programs mentioned in the Philosophical Gourmet Report.

Fall 2023 hours

The Department of Philosophy at Western Michigan University will be open during all regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will maintain a physical presence on campus on:

Mondays through Thursdays, 8:30 to 5:00 p.m.

For all University-wide decisions and updates, please continue to check wmich.edu/covid19.


 Dr. Ashley Atkins has been selected at an MSF Media Fellow 2024 for the workshop in Longform.
Philosophy minor Bailey Miller has been selected to present at Purdue University’s undergraduate philosophy conference.