This program aims to train students in a way that enables them to engage in academic research with confidence and competence, in addition to knowing and using philosophical theories, concepts and research methods. The program also poses the fundamental theoretical and practical philosophical issues and questions. 

In line with the DI's mission, this program will also be open to other disciplines in order to diversify the students' knowledge and different methodological approaches, enabling them to become independent thinkers. Such qualities will also give students the courage to pose questions, be intellectually creative and solve the cultural and intellectual dilemmas pertaining to the Arab world. 

This program has one concentration only and gives the students the freedom to choose courses best suited with their interests and intellectual preferences and which will be of use to them when choosing a dissertation topic. Such choice will give students exposure to the different theoretical and practical aspects of the program.