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.
Application deadline for entering the PhD program in Fall 2024: January 2, 2024.
Application deadline for entering the MA program in Fall 2024: June 3, 2024.
All supporting materials must be uploaded by the application deadline, including transcripts, personal statement, writing sample, and letters of recommendation. See below.
All applications must include the following materials and must be uploaded by the relevant deadline above.
International Applicants will include all of the above, plus:
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.
Please be sure to review all requirements for International Student Admission on the UB Graduate School website.
The Graduate Student Handbook and Program Requirements apply to all graduate students who are newly admitted to the program. The handbook contains the department’s rules and requirements, and offers advice to help students succeed in UB’s graduate philosophy program. The handbook is divided into two parts. Part 1 states the rules and requirements; Part 2 offers advice regarding the rules and requirements and strategies to promote graduate student success.
The graduate student handbook is available here.
Students are responsible for being familiar with department and university rules; the latter are available from the graduate school's policy library, here.
University rules supersede those of the department.
Apply now, 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