Graduate Admissions

GRADUATE ADMISSIONS

M.A. in Philosophy

Admissions Requirements

Applicants should have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.25 or higher. In special circumstances, the department may waive this GPA requirement when other elements of the student’s application are truly outstanding or when grades were affected by extenuating circumstances.

Background Preparation

While an undergraduate major in philosophy is not required, substantial coursework in philosophy is generally expected. Graduate students with certain deficiencies in their prior philosophy coursework may be required to take additional remedial undergraduate courses while enrolled in the program. Such remedial courses do not count towards one’s graduate degree, but they are taken in conjunction with students’ regular graduate coursework.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

Each year, the department offers 6-7 graduate teaching assistantships to incoming graduate students.  These funding packages cover tuition, health insurance, and a monthly stipend.

Application Process

For Admission With Funding
(Teaching Assistantship)

Deadline: February 15

Required Materials:

  • Statement of purpose
  • Writing sample
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores (institution code 4075)
  • College transcripts (one from each institution attended)
  • Application fee

For Admission Without Funding

Deadline: May 1 (rolling)*

Required Materials:

  • Statement of purpose
  • Writing sample
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • College transcripts (one from each institution attended)
  • Application fee

*Note: For applicants not seeking funding, GRE scores are recommended but not required.

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Have Questions About Admissions or Requirements?


Email Program Assistant

Gaylene.Wolfe@colostate.edu


Email Director of Graduate Studies

Katie.McShane@colostate.edu


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