Welcome to the Rutgers Ph.D. program, a supportive and vibrant community in which to study philosophy. Our program is ranked first in the United States by the National Research Council, and in the Philosophical Gourmet Report we are ranked second overall in the United States, and first or second internationally in the areas of applied ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, normative ethics, philosophy of cognitive science, philosophy of language, philosophy of law, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of race.