The normal requirement for admission to the PhD program is a Master's of Arts degree in Philosophy or the equivalent.

Students with strong combinations of Philosophy and related disciplines can also be considered for admission. We strongly encourage all interested and qualified international applicants to also apply.


A description of the application process and online form can be found here.


Admission Deadlines

Candidates for admission are to apply by Feb. 1 to ensure eligibility for financial support.

Applications must be accompanied by:

  • three letters of appraisal from academic referees
  • a sample of writing in philosophy, e.g., a course essay
  • a statement of intent.
  • online application

For further information please contact the Department's Graduate Officer Dr. Scott Johnston at