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Ph.D. Program Information

Degree Offered

Application Requirements

  • GRE General Test
  • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
  • A philosophical writing sample of 10–15 pages
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation

Application Deadline

  • Fall: January 15


The University of Notre Dame’s highly ranked department offers a uniquely broad and pluralistic environment in which to pursue graduate work in Philosophy. We emphasize solid training in all periods of the history of philosophy, combined with cutting-edge research in both the continental and analytic traditions. Areas of particular strength include the history of philosophy (ancient, medieval, and modern), metaphysics, epistemology, the philosophy of religion, the philosophy of science, contemporary European philosophy, logic and philosophy of mathematics, and ethics. Read more about graduate studies in Philosophy at Notre Dame.

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Director of Graduate Studies
Curtis Franks
Telephone: (574) 631-9048
Fax: (574) 631-0588

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Tuition Scholarships
Stipend Support
Health Insurance Subsidy
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