Graduate Degrees Offered
- Master of Arts (M.A.) in Philosophy
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Philosophy
Admissions Information and Deadlines
Our deadline for fellowship applications is January 15, otherwise the deadline for fall applications is February 1. Applications for admission without aid are accepted until June 1, and there is always a chance that some money might be available. Need-based aid is available through the Financial Aid Office. To get their form, please visit their website at http://financialaid.uconn.edu or phone (860) 486-2819. While we accept new students for both the Spring and Fall semesters, we typically have no financial aid available for those who begin in the Spring, since we generally award aid packages for the entire academic year in the preceding Spring.
An application must include:
- three letters of recommendation, preferably from your Philosophy professors (forms not required)
- transcripts (Applicants must have a minimum 3.00 grade point average)
- GRE scores
- a statement of your academic goals and interests
- a 10-15 page sample of your philosophical writing
PLEASE NOTE: ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE SENT DIRECTLY TO THE GRADUATE SCHOOL. See the Graduate School website at http://grad.uconn.edu/online.html for more information.
Graduate Stipend and Benefit Information
Many graduate students are offered opportunities to work as either a teaching assistant (TA) or research assistant (RA) during their studies. UConn offers benefits to those employed as GAs or RAs such as tuition waivers, healthcare, and pay during the academic year. More information can be found on the Graduate School’s website.
Graduate Pay (only available to those serving as TAs or RAs)
Graduate payroll is subject to raises based on union agreements with the university. To find more information about details of payroll, contact the philosophy program assistant or review information available on the UConn payroll website (lists of pay level amounts available under “Stipend Listings” header).
- Pay Level I
- GAs who have not yet received a master’s degree
- Pay Level II
- GAs who enter the program with a master’s degree or have completed the Graduate School’s master requirements
- Pay Level III
- GAs who have qualified for pay level II, submitted a satisfactory prospectus to the philosophy department, and have submitted the Report on the General Examination for the Doctoral Degree to the Graduate School
Timelines for Graduate Degrees
The following are draft timelines for meeting the formal requirements for completing the Ph.D. or M.A. in philosophy at UConn. For more information, and for detailed guidelines on how to maximize your graduate experience in the department, please consult the Graduate Catalog and the department’s Guide for Graduate Students.
All Graduate School forms can be found at http://grad.uconn.edu/current-students/forms/.
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Philosophy
Years 5 / 6
The Ph.D. credit requirements are also available in diagram format.