Supported Degree Objectives

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Non Degree

Required Supporting Documents

English Proficiency Requirements

  • The following English proficiency minimum scores are required by this program for the tests listed below. To view additional English proficiency options accepted by this program and the Graduate School, visit the English Proficiency Requirements page.

Duolingo: Minimum Overall Required Score: 120
Minimum section requirements:

  • Comprehension: 120
  • Conversation: 120
  • Literacy: 120
  • Production: 120

TOEFL: Internet-Based Test (IBT): Minimum Overall Required Score: 100
Minimum section requirements:

  • Reading: 19
  • Listening: 14
  • Speaking: 18
  • Writing: 18

TOEFL: Essentials: Minimum Overall Required Score: 10
Minimum section requirements:

  • Reading: 8
  • Listening: 8
  • Speaking: 8
  • Writing: 8

IELTS (Academic Module): Minimum Overall Required Score: 7
Minimum section requirements:

  • Reading: 7
  • Listening: 7
  • Speaking: 7
  • Writing: 7

Doctoral and Master's Degree Program Requirements

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.4 or equivalent (A=4.0)

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Spring Summer
    January 6 No Entry No Entry
  • Application Deadlines for MA in Philosophy for International Students (MAIS)

    Applications are accepted at any time, but the following deadlines are strongly encouraged, and admission may not be possible thereafter:
      • Fall Admission: Applications by May 1st of the respective year.
      • Spring Admission: Applications by June 6 of the previous year.

    Visa stipulations may require an earlier application/admission date in individual cases. If you are interested in applying, please contact Prof. Gabriele Dillmann,

Program Contact Information

Additional Information

  • We currently only admit students seeking an M.A. degree to the Philosophy for International Students M.A. Program.
  • Applicants for the MA for International Students (MAIS) do not need to submit GRE scores.
  • For the MA for International Students (MAIS), minimum English language scores will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
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