Graduate Program Admission Requirements
All applicants to the Graduate Program submit the following with their application. Since 2019, we no longer require the GRE.
- writing sample
- three letters of recommendation
- statement of purpose
- transcripts from all institutions, undergraduate and graduate, where 8 hours or more have been attempted
- TOEFL for foreign applicants
Documents must be submitted to the Graduate School using the online application site (or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org). The application is not complete until the Graduate School has received and processed all required application materials.
Applicants who do not have an undergraduate major or minor (at least 18 semester hours or the equivalent) in philosophy or who have an overall GPA below 3.0 (on a 4 point scale) should consult the Graduate Coordinator before submitting their application. As the MA degree offers advanced preparation in philosophy, it assumes at a minimum the basic preparation provided a philosophy minor.
The department has two different application deadlines, depending on whether the applicant wishes to apply for financial aid.
To apply for financial aid: all application materials must be received and processed by the Graduate School by February 1 for matriculation the following fall.
To apply without requesting financial aid: all application materials must be received and processed by the Graduate School prior to the semester of matriculation.