Program Degree Major Code Admissions
Term Deadline
Doctoral PHD PHIL Fall* December 12, 2023
Fall Graduate School Fellowships December 12, 2023 (Recommended)
Director of Graduate Admissions Thomas Hofweber (
Graduate Coordinator Rebecca Farris (
Address Philosophy Department
CB# 3125, Caldwell Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone 919-962-3319
Test Requirements
GRE not required
Letters of Recommendation 3
International Applicants Only TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than two years old)
Other Requirements

In addition to the University’s required application materials, applicants should review the information below for additional expectations or application requirements.

  1. A sample of philosophical writing
  2. A statement of purpose that accurately characterizes your current research interests. Optionally, this statement may also include any further information that you would like us to have about (a) your philosophical training (such as the courses that you have taken or the main texts that you have studied), (b) challenges or obstacles you have overcome and how this will contribute to your success as  a graduate student,  and/or (c) ways in which you might contribute to a positive learning community.

For more information, including Frequently Asked Questions about our Admissions process, please see here.

Please note that letters of recommendation should be uploaded electronically, within the Graduate School’s online application. The Graduate School’s website details this process hereUNC does not accept the electronic submission of letters of recommendation via Interfolio.

Our Department no longer requires and does not consider GRE scores as part of our application for admission.

*Only in unusual circumstances and after consultation with the program are other admission terms considered.