Applications are welcome from students whose philosophical interests are consonant with any of the areas studied within the Department.
Current graduate students come from virtually every geographical region of the United States. The Department regularly admits qualified students from other countries as well.
Further application information can be found in the UB Philosophy Graduate Student Handbook, via the pdf below.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently not requiring students to submit GRE scores as part of their application materials for admissions to our graduate program. We do however encourage students who have GRE scores to submit them, as these scores may be helpful in securing university wide competitive fellowships.
All applications must include the following:
International Applicants must also include:
1. International Applicant Financial Statement
2. Results of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) for international applicants whose native language is not English.
Institution Code for UB: 2925
Department Code for Philosophy: 2801
Be sure to review all requirements for International Student Admission on the Graduate School website.
Apply online, using the Graduate School’s interactive form.
NOTE: Supporting materials must be submitted electronically, using the upload section near the bottom of the application. Acceptable formats include PDF, MS Word .doc or .docx, Text, HTML, jpeg or other standard image file
Timely application is especially important if seeking financial aid.