Admissions

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Information about the Chapel Hill Philosophy graduate program is available HERE.   Additionally, you will find answers to our most frequently asked questions on the Admissions FAQs page.

On-Line Application

To apply to our graduate program, please use the ONLINE APPLICATION provided by the Graduate School.

We recommend beginning the online application process early to ensure that you can meet all the requirements by the application deadline, December 12, 2017 at 11:59pm (EST).  Those hoping to be considered for University Fellowships (in addition to Departmental Fellowships) should also apply no later than December 12th.

Additional Application Materials

All of the following materials will be accepted electronically, within the Graduate School’s online application:

1) a sample of philosophical writing

2) a statement of purpose which accurately characterizes your research interests

3) three letters of recommendation; you will be prompted to submit the email addresses for your letter writers

4) transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended (one unofficial transcript from each university attended must be uploaded within the application; if offered admission, official transcripts will be required at a later date)

5) official GRE test scores (these should be sent directly through ETS to the Graduate School, in addition to self-reporting scores on your application)

5) *OPTIONALLY* additional information concerning your philosophical training that might help convey to the admissions committee an accurate sense of your background (e.g., a description of courses taken or a list of main texts studied).

Paper copies of recommendation letters may also be mailed directly to:

The Admissions Committee
UNC Department of Philosophy
240 E. Cameron Ave., CB #3125
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3125

International Applicants

International applicants should consult the Graduate School’s information page HERE.

Deadline

The application deadline is December 12, 2017 at 11:59pm (EST). All materials that are sent directly to the Department of Philosophy should be received by that date in order for them to receive a full and fair review. Those hoping to be considered for University Fellowships (in addition to Departmental Fellowships) should also apply no later than December 12th.

Diversity

The Philosophy Department supports the University’s commitment to encouraging diversity and equal educational and employment opportunities throughout the University community. These values are articulated in the University’s non-discrimination policy and by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.

Contact

If you have any specific questions about our program which have not been answered on this site, you may contact the department at philosophy@unc.edu. Alternatively, inquiries can be sent via regular mail with letters addressed to:

Prof. L.A. Paul, Director of Graduate Admissions
UNC Department of Philosophy
240 E. Cameron Ave., CB #3125
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3125