What is the deadline?
Your application and all supplemental materials must be received by January 4.
What is the deadline for an application fee waiver?
There is a limited number of application fee waivers available through the Committee on Institutional Cooperation’s (CIC) FreeApp program. The priority deadline for application waivers is November 15. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions regarding fee waivers. The application fee for 2017-18 is $95.
After I've uploaded my supplemental materials online, do I need to send them in the mail as well?
May I be admitted to the program without receiving financial aid?
If I'm accepted, may I wait until winter or spring to begin graduate study?
No. Entering graduate students must begin their studies in the fall quarter.
Do you have a master's degree program?
No. The department does not offer a terminal Master's Degree. You may, however, be awarded a Master's Degree en route to the Ph.D. A Master’s Degree in Philosophy will be awarded to students who have: (A) completed two years of course work, (B) passed both proseminars, (C) received passing grades in courses that satisfy the Department’s distribution requirements, (D) satisfied the Department’s logic requirement, and (E) made up all incomplete grades. A student who has satisfied all of these requirements except (B), having passed the first-year seminar but not the second, may receive a Master’s Degree upon successful revision of the proseminar paper or the writing of a new and superior paper (on a topic appropriate to the proseminar and acceptable to the Department).
If I don't receive a University fellowship, may I get a teaching assistantship?
Teaching assistantships are awarded only to second-, third-, and fourth-year graduate students in good standing. Often such support is available to fifth-year students as well.
How can I get more information about the Department of Philosophy?
Complete information about the department is available on this website. There is no other brochure or catalog produced by the department at this time. If you have questions that were not addressed in this site, write to the Graduate Program Assistant, Department of Philosophy, Kresge 3-512, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, Illinois 60208-2214, phone 847-491-3657, send a fax to 847-491-2547, or e-mail the department at email@example.com.