The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree

Philosophy and Literature

Supported Degree Objectives


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Required Supporting Documents


Doctoral Degree Program Requirements


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

Application Deadlines


  • Fall* Spring* Summer*
    January 10 December 1 May 1 U.S. Citizen
    January 10 October 15 March 15 International

  • *The first round of admission and funding will begin after January 10. Complete your application by January 10.

Program Contact Information


  • Name Brandi Plantenga
    Phone 765-496-9629
    Email bplante@purdue.edu
    Web Program Website
    Address Daniel W. Smith, Director
    Purdue University
    Beering Hall of Liberal Arts and Education
    100 North University Street
    West Lafayette, IN. 47907-2067
    USA

Additional Information


  • Applicants for the special Ph.D. programs in English and Philosophy are required to have a Master's Degree in either English, Philosophy or a foreign language for admission.

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