If you're interested in earning your undergraduate degree in philosophy, follow the University's general application guidelines and steps to start the admission process.
To apply to our MA program:
- You must already be enrolled in another master's program at the University to apply to our program. We offer our MA only as a flexible, dual-degree program in conjunction with either the Department of Religious Studies or another discipline, which we must approve before you can apply.
- You must be eligible to apply, meaning you must apply to our program before the fourth quarter of study—or third semester within the law program—in your existing graduate-degree program (this includes summers).
- Create and submit for approval proposals for your desired dual-degree program. Send your proposal—which should contain printouts of each degree program's requirements, the dual-degree program's requirements, and your written defense of why the two programs complement one another—to the following, in this order:
- each program's dean, chair or director, and both programs' advisers
- the Office of Graduate Studies
- the Office of the Associate Provost for Graduate Studies
- You're not required to have earned your bachelor's degree in philosophy, but we prefer that background.
- You must take and pass the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test.
- If you're an international student, you must earn and submit a TOEFL score of at least 550. (See the full list of admission requirements for international students.)
- Submit your application online.
Click here to view the 2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin.
To become a candidate within our joint PhD program:
- You must have earned a master's degree that's relevant to one of our PhD program's three spheres of inquiry. While earning that MA, you must have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or better.
- Submit your GRE general test aptitude scores.
- Submit additional application materials, as noted on our main joint PhD program admission requirements page.
Learn more about admission requirements and other details for our PhD program.