Applicants are expected to have taken the following seven courses or their equivalents as preparation for graduate work: symbolic logic, history of ancient philosophy, history of modern philosophy, history of 20th-century analytic philosophy (roughly from Frege to Quine), history of 19th/20th-century Continental philosophy, value theory, and metaphysics/epistemology (broadly construed to include philosophy of language and philosophy of mind). Students may be admitted without some of these courses, but they are expected to make up the deficiencies early in their graduate careers. The department also requires Graduate Record Examination scores (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing). For more admission information and detailed application instructions, see the department’s website.
Apply to the graduate program via the Office of Graduate Studies online application system.
For additional information regarding departmental admissions requirements, deadlines and the application process, please visit the graduate page of the Philosophy website.