The Philosophical Gourmet Report is a ranking of philosophy departments in the English-speaking world, and is edited by the Philosophy and Law professor Brian Leiter.

Following are some of the top ranked philosophy departments in the US:

The University of Chicago - The Philosophical Gourmet Report ranked Chicago Philosophy Department 1st in the field of continental philosophy. Author Brian Leiter concluded that students who want to devour the works of Georg Hegel, Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, Jean-Paul Sartre and Michel Foucault should strongly consider Chicago.

University of Missouri–St. Louis - The 2009 Philosophical Gourmet Report ranked the University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL) master's degree program in philosophy 8th best in the United States for terminal master's degree programs.

University of California, Irvine (UCI) - The 2009 Report ranked the UCI graduate program in philosophy 23rd in the U.S., with 11 specialty areas ranked in the top 10. The University received a first-place ranking for its program in decision, rational choice and game theory; 2nd place for philosophy of physics, philosophy of science and philosophy of social science; 3rd place for early modern philosophy - 17th century, mathematical logic and philosophy of mathematics; and 4th place for history of analytic philosophy, medieval philosophy, philosophical logic and philosophy of biology.

University of Colorado at Boulder - The Philosophy Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder is a member of the Western Regional Graduate Program. In the 2009 Philosophical Gourmet Report, the department was ranked 26th among Ph.D. programs in the US. In its ranking of departments by specialty, the Department was in Group 2 in medieval philosophy, Group 3 of the top departments in applied ethics, Group 3 in feminist philosophy, Group 4 in early modern philosophy 17th century, Group 4 in philosophy of mind, Group 4 in Kant, Group 4 in metaphysics, Group 4 in philosophy of religion, and Group 4 in normative ethics and moral psychology, Group 4 in metaethics, Group 4 in political philosophy, Group 5 in philosophy of language, Group 5 in epistemology, and Group 5 in philosophical logic.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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