The University of Pittsburgh is ranked as one of the best philosophy departments in the country, one with a long tradition of fine teaching. An undergraduate major in philosophy provides excellent preparation for such professions as law, medicine, and business. The conceptual sophistication imparted by training in philosophy is invaluable in virtually any field of learning or any serious profession. The department offers a broad graduate program in philosophy, oriented primarily toward the doctoral degree. There is also a smaller master’s degree program for students who wish to pursue philosophy as a secondary degree in addition to their primary study at the University.