2023-2024 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in Philosophy

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Philosophy


After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

January 4, 2023

Admission Limited to


Exams & GRE Types

GRE: Not required

Letters of Recommendation

3, on the official forms

UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit a writing sample with all identifying information removed, and a statement of purpose.

Applicants expecting to be out of town during March or the first half of April should provide a telephone number (or numbers) where they may be reached.

Philosophy, Ph.D./Law, J.D.

The Philosophy department and the School of Law offer a concurrent degree program whereby students may pursue the Doctor of Philosophy and the Juris Doctor degrees at the same time. For admission, applicants are required to satisfy the regular admission requirements of both schools. Applications may be submitted simultaneously, or current students in one program may elect to apply for the concurrent program. Applicants interested in the program should contact the Philosophy department and the School of Law.

Program Name


Leading to the
degree of

M.A., Ph.D.

Admits only Ph.D. applicants, although the M.A. degree may be awarded en route to the doctorate.

Major Code



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