Department of Philosophy was established in 1908 for Bachelor of Arts courses at Judson College. Professor Dr. St. John was firstly appointed as the head of the department of Philosophy.
In 1945, Dr. Hla Bu was appointed as first Myanmar Professor of the department of Philosophy & Psychology at Rangoon University and he retired in 1956.
After that, Prof. Mr. Das (1957-61), Prof. Mr. K.N. Kar (1961-64), Prof. Dr. Khin Mg Win (1964-75), Prof. U Pe Aung (1975-77), Prof. Daw Kyi Kyi Hla (1978-81), Prof. U Khin Mg Din (1981-87), Prof. Daw Thein Si (1988-90), Prof. Daw Thein Myint (1992-94), Prof. Dr. Myint Myint Aye (1994-98), Prof. Dr. Tin Tin Tun (1998-2005), Prof. Dr. Thein Zan (2006-08), Prof. Dr. Tin Win Aung (2009-10), Prof. Dr. Thet Thet Naing (2010-2012) were appointed as head of the department.
At the present, Prof. Dr. Lé Lé Wynn is taking as the head of the Philosophy Department.