The advanced skills gained from a graduate degree in the College of Liberal Arts are highly relevant in today’s rapidly evolving world. You will form expertise through rigorous coursework and research to meet your professional and personal goals.

A Philosophy PhD prepares graduates to teach philosophy at the highest levels of academia. A departmental placement committee assists students with their job search.

Career Services

As a Temple student, you can also visit the university’s Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

Career services can provide

Learn more about Temple’s Career Center.


Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Philosophy PhD may include the following examples.


Median Salary*

Anthropology & Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary


Area, Ethnic, & Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary


Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, & Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary


Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary


Coaches & Scouts


Educational, Guidance, School, & Vocational Counselors


Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary




Philosophy & Religion Teachers, Postsecondary


Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary


* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).