Philosophy Summer Programs for Undergraduates – 2024

Please use the comments section on this post to share information about Summer 2024 Programs in Philosophy for college undergraduates.

If you are organizing such a program, please add a comment to this post that includes:
– program name
– dates
– location 
– contact information
– application deadline
– a brief (one-paragraph) description of the program
– link to further information

Here’s an example:

Colorado Summer Seminar in Philosophy: Natural Questions
Dates: June 9 – June 28, 2024
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Contact: David Boonin – [email protected]
Deadline: March 1, 2024 (review of applications begins)
Description: The 2024 seminar will focus on questions involving the distinction between the natural and the artificial or conventional. Specific issues to be discussed may involve claims about human nature, the state of nature, or natural rights; realism about such subjects as moral principles, political authority, aesthetic judgments, quantum mechanics, mathematical truths, and ordinary material objects; the metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics of artificial intelligence; and the relationship between mental states and formal models in epistemology. Readings will cover a wide range of philosophical subfields and include both contemporary and historical sources.
Further information:

Philosophy Summer Programs for High School Students – 2024
Philosophy Summer Programs for Graduate Students/PhDs – 2024

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Shauna Garland
6 months ago

Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law Undergraduate Summer School

Dates: June 4-7 2024 (dorm check in: June 3)

Location: University of San Diego (San Diego, CA)

Application due: April 15, 2024

Description: The Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL) Undergraduate Summer School features a curriculum focusing on the practical problems of organizing and running human society. The summer school is supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation #62965. Registration, meals and student housing is free.

  • Students address questions about the nature of citizenship and the role individuals play in making critical decisions facing society. 
  • Emphasis is placed on an overview of how markets work and under what conditions they create wealth and prosperity, including consideration of when markets fail to function well. 
  • The program also explores the role of political institutions in structuring market exchange and allocating resources.

Plenary speaker: Deirdre McCloskey

The 2024 summer school courses will be taught by Suzanne Dovi; Anthony Gillies, Saura Masconale, Mary Rigdon, Matt Zwolinski; more to be announced. 

Eliane m
Eliane m
Reply to  Shauna Garland
5 months ago

Where can I find the application information for this program. I’m interested in applying

Kaila Draper
Reply to  Eliane m
2 months ago

I can’t find anything on the department’s website.

Catherine Schmitt
6 months ago

The Hamilton College Summer Program in Philosophy
Dates: June 23 – July 6, 2024
Location: Hamilton College (Clinton, NY)
Application Deadline: March 11, 2024
Description: The Hamilton College Summer Program in Philosophy (HCSPiP) is brings together twenty ambitious undergraduates for three concurrent, pedagogically innovative, two-week courses in philosophy. This summer’s courses are Fiction Writing as Philosophical Methodology (taught by Sara Uckelman, Durham University), Ethical Discourse for Depolarization (taught by Andrew Jason Cohen, Georgia State), and Disaster Ethics (taught by Lauren Traczykowski, Aston University). The program includes night-time and weekend activities such as game nights, mini-golf, sunset watching, and hikes, giving undergraduate participants space to cultivate their intellectual friendships. The result is a diverse and intensive philosophy summer program that breeds lively discussion, exciting classroom experiences, and a vibrant intellectual community. We strive for inclusivity and accessibility by offering a $750 stipend (conceived as salary replacement) as well as covering travel expenses for each student.
More information at:

Edouard Machery
6 months ago

The Center for Philosophy of Science will organize its 7th edition of the Pittsburgh Summer Program in Philosophy of Science from July 8 to July 12, 2024. Participants will take part to two seminars in philosophy of science every day, all expenses paid. Application deadline is March 15, 2024. More information there:

Paul Wilson
Paul Wilson
4 months ago

Philosophy Summer Programs for *Adults*

Not all summer philosophy programs restrict admissions to those academically affiliated: High School, Undergraduate, or Graduate students.

Harvard, Princeton, Oxford, and Cambridge, to name a few, recognize lifelong learning.

Let’s make a compilation of some such offerings and elevate it at some point soon to a new DailyNous post, for SEO and broader engagement with public philosophy.

Ryan Doody
3 months ago

The Summer Immersion Program in Philosophy at Brown University (SIPP@Brown) 2024
Dates: June 24th — July 5th, 2024 (arrive June 23rd, depart July 6th)
Location: Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island)
Contact: [email protected]
Deadline: April 15th, 2024 (midnight)
Description: SIPP@Brown is a two-week residential program for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in philosophy and who are interested in contributing to the promotion of diversity and inclusion within Philosophy. The program is primarily intended for students who may not otherwise have had access to similar programming or mentorship. 
During the program, participants will attend two daily seminars. They will also participate in regular social and educational activities arranged by the Brown Department of Philosophy and in the SIPP@Brown Conference. Participants can expect to leave the program with a better understanding of what it is like to study philosophy in a graduate program and how to prepare applications for both MA and PhD programs.
Further Information:

Jennifer Whiting
3 months ago

11-17 August 2024
For individuals in underrepresented groups who not are yet accepted into a PhD program in Philosophy but want to explore what it is like to be in such a program and how best to identify and apply to programs suitable to their interests.