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How to Apply

Applicants are accepted for the MA and the PhD program. Applications should be received by the end of January to be guaranteed full consideration.

Funding is available in the form of Teaching Assistantships. There is no separate assistantship application form.

Applications from members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged.

Please address any inquiries about admissions to the Graduate Coordinator.

Application essentials

All applications should be made online. The application website is linked from the university’s graduate admissions page.

Before applying, please read that page, which has information on university requirements for test scores and transcripts. Further information about graduate school at UF can be found on the graduate school’s page for prospective students. International students may also consult the international admissions page. These are official sources of information.

To apply, you will need to complete the online application form, provide required documents, and pay the application fee. For the purposes of initial review your unofficial college transcripts are acceptable (though official transcripts are required before entry to the program).

Due to current admission examination testing difficulties amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Philosophy, in coordination with the UF Graduate School, is waiving the GRE requirement for applicants seeking Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer A/B/C 2021, or Fall 2021 admission.

If you are an international student from a country for which English is not an official language, you will also be asked to send official TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB test scores.

The department requires that you submit a statement of purpose and a writing sample with your application. These should be uploaded to the application website, before you submit your application.

If you have questions or run into difficulties, please contact our Graduate Coordinator.