Program Degree Major Code Admissions
Term Deadline
Doctoral PHD PHIL Fall* December 15, 2020
Fall Graduate School Fellowships December 15, 2020 (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 919-962-7291
Test Requirements
GRE not required
Letters of Recommendation 3
International Applicants Only TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than two years old)
Completed financial certificate
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 which accurately characterizes your research interests;
  3. *OPTIONALLY* additional information concerning your philosophical training that might help convey to the admissions committee an accurate sense of your background (e.g., a description of courses taken or a list of main texts studied).

For more information, including Frequently Asked Questions about our Admissions process, please visit:

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