The normal requirement for admission to the PhD program is a MA 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.

Please follow all instructions on the School of Graduate Studies website linked above for application procedures and required documents.

For further information please contact the Department's Graduate Officer, Dr. Seamus O'Neill at


Department of Philosophy

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000