Masters and Doctoral Programs
See a listing of the many liberal arts Master's and Doctoral programs below. For the most current information and details on applying to graduate school, please visit the Purdue University Graduate School.
With a diversified faculty, the Purdue graduate program offers training in the anthropology of religion, semiotics, gender, kinship, economic anthropology, the archaeology of Mesoamerica, South America, the Nile Valley and Central Asia, archaeometry, bioarchaeology, medical anthropology, human health and aging, women's health, reproductive ecology and primate behavioral studies. The courses taken during the first two years develop a four-field foundation for subsequent specialized research.
The student (in conjunction with his/her major professor and advisory committee) will develop a Plan of Study with considerable depth in selected areas of specialization using courses and seminars in this department as well as other departments.
Communication Areas of Graduate Study
Media, Technology, and Society
Public Affairs / Issue Management
Communication and Philosophy joint Ph.D. program
Master of Science in Communication (Online)
Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management (Online)
English Areas of Graduate Study
English as a Second Language
English Language & Linguistics
Twentieth & Twenty-First Century
Rhetoric and Composition
Theory and Cultural Studies
Languages and Cultures Areas of Graduate Study
History Areas of Graduate Study
United States History
Philosophy Areas of Graduate Study
The graduate program in philosophy at Purdue offers its students the opportunity to pursue an unusually diversified and well-balanced plan of study. The department maintains a long pluralistic tradition with strengths in the history of philosophy and both analytic and Continental European philosophy. Students acquire a solid grounding in four traditional areas of philosophy, the history of philosophy, metaphysics and epistemology, value theory, and logic, language and science, before developing their own specialized research programs.
Political Science Areas of Graduate Study
Political Behavior and Institutions
Public Policy & Public Administration
Sociology Areas of Graduate Study
At the PhD level students select from a broad range of specialty areas, including social stratification, social psychology, and social change. Sociology students may also concentrate in one of the following five fields of sociological specialization in the department: family, sex and gender; health and aging; law and society; politics and economy; and religion.
Visual and Performing Arts
Master of Fine Art
Art & Design
Studio Arts Disciplines
Jewelry and Metals
Drawing and Painting
Photography and Related
Woven Textile Design and Fiber Arts
Visual Communications Design
Professional Actor Training
Interdisciplinary Studies Areas of Study
Comparative Literature (British, Chinese, French, German, Classical Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, American literature, and also Cultural Studies, Feminist Thought, Folklore, Literary Theory, Philosophy of Aesthetics, Postcolonial Studies, Queer Studies, Rhetoric, and Visual Culture)
Philosophy and Literature Ph.D. Program