GLBT Studies

GLBTQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, and Queer) Philosophy is a small field, still in its beginning stages. As a result, we have had a difficult time collecting clear data on Ph.D. granting departments where it is possible to study the field at the graduate level and write a dissertation dealing with this subject. The list below is tentative, and we are grateful to the small advisory board that has helped put it together. We encourage any and all relevant information you may have regarding Ph.D. granting departments that allow or encourage GLBTQ philosophy.

For information about the basis of these recommendations, please go to our FAQ and Methodology pages.

Tentative list of programs where graduate students could at least work in the field of GLBT studies.

Alphabetical order.

  • Arizona State University
  • DePaul University
  • Loyola University of Chicago
  • SUNY Binghamton
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Wayne State University
  • University of Georgia


Tentative list of schools that were mentioned, or got a good score but that didn’t look like there was really a person working GLBT philosophy.

Alphabetical order also.

  • CUNY Graduate
  • Emory
  • Fordham
  • Michigan Statue University
  • Penn State
  • SUNY Stony Brook
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Oregon