College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Philosophy > Graduate Program > Philosophy (MA and PhD) > Admission Requirements
For full admission, students must have the following:
All applications are processed through the Graduate Admissions Office of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Inquiries concerning the application process should be directed to
Graduate Admissions at (773) 325-7315 or toll free 1-800-4DEPAUL (outside Illinois). Or, send an e-mail to
Applications should be made through our
online application portal.
All applications must include the following:
Please see the International Admission page for information about credential evaluations.
To be considered for admission in the following academic year all materials must be received by the application deadline.
If you wish to be considered for a Teaching Fellowship with tuition waivers and stipend of $22,000 and a $3,000/year subsidy to help defray cost of living expenses such as the purchase of health insurance, rent, or other out of pocket expenditures, you must apply to the MA/PhD program (even if you do not yet have an MA).
Most years, DePaul University will be closed from the end of business day before Christmas Eve until the beginning of the business day on January 2. Please do not send materials via UPS, Fed Ex or any other courier service during this Holiday break. It is best to send via regular mail or wait until the University reopens on January 2 at which time UPS, Fed Ex and other courier services can delivery without difficulty.
Do not send your application materials directly to the Philosophy Department.
Select applicants will be invited by the graduate director to visit campus in early March. The first round of offers of admission and funding are generally made in early February, though a waitlist is also compiled at that time and final offers may be made as late as April. All inquiries concerning the graduate programs should be addressed to the Director of Graduate Studies in Philosophy, Professor Kevin Thompson (email@example.com)
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