Applying

As part of an application, the department requires:

  1. Transcripts of all higher education studies (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the review process. If you are admitted, official transcripts must be provided)

  2. GRE scores are optional for 2021 applicants

  3. Official TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo score reports for international students 

  4. Three letters of recommendation

  5. A personal statement of interest

  6. A writing sample

Additional information on application requirements can be found on the Graduate School website.

The admission committee does not favor or disfavor those with a master’s over a bachelor’s degree. An undergraduate philosophy major is not required, but some philosophy coursework and recommendations from philosophy faculty are considered important.

If you have specific questions about the Philosophy department's graduate programs please e-mail Sarah Dustins Smith at dustins@bc.edu