Applicants to the Ph.D. program in Philosophy must hold a bachelor’s degree from an officially accredited institution. The Department expects applicants to have completed at least 18 credits in Philosophy and to have earned an overall grade point average of 3.5 or better. Typically, admitted applicants have earned a GRE verbal test score of 163 or better and an analytic writing score of 5 or better. GRE scores are required of all applicants.
The Philosophy Department considers the scores as one part of the applicant’s overall profile and balances them with the statement of purpose, writing sample, letters of recommendation, and transcripts. Self-reported GRE scores suffice in the early stages of the application process. However, official confirmation of the scores by GTS is necessary before an admission offer can be made.