Duquesne University, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania offers a fully funded PhD in Philosophy. The Department of Philosophy specializes in continental philosophy and the history of philosophy. The mission of the Ph.D. program in philosophy is to provide advanced philosophical training to students with demonstrated outstanding scholarly competence. Students admitted to the Ph.D. program receive an assistantship renewable for five years and in the sixth year, students are eligible for competitively awarded dissertation completion fellowships. Ph.D. assistantships include $18,000 per year stipends and full tuition waivers.