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PhD Philosophy

Catalog id : 0651
 Course Level
Full Time

3 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

31011.74 USD
15909.74 USD

Application fee

International 110 USD
National 90 USD
The Department of Philosophy
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)85
TOEFL-PBT (min)560
GRE (avg)315
GMAT (avg)704

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About this course

Course Requirements

  • Required Philosophy Coursework: A Ph.D. candidate must complete, with a grade of B or better, the three first-year seminars, plus 11 additional upper division and graduate courses in philosophy (not including individual studies courses), distributed as detailed below:
  • Logic. Students must pass a departmental examination in logic, at the level of Philosophy 31 and 137. They must also take one upper division or graduate course in logic by the end of the first year, unless preparatory work for the departmental examination is necessary: either Philosophy 135 or one other designated course in either the Philosophy or Mathematics Department. Students should consult the Manual for Graduate Students in Philosophy for the list of designated courses.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • The general requirement for admission for a U.S. student is a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from the University of California. A scholastic average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better is required or its equivalent if the letter grade system is not used—for the last 60 semester units or last 90 quarter units of undergraduate study and in any post-baccalaureate study.
  • Degrees which are not considered comparable include those granted on the basis of work completed at institutions which are not fully accredited and those granted on the basis of non-academic prior learning, test scores, or other than organized supervised coursework in academic subjects.
  • An international student whose post-secondary education is completed outside of the U.S. is expected to hold a degree representing completion of at least four years of study with above average scholarship from a university or university-level institution.
  • Minimum scores in TOEFL(on the paper and pencil test must be at least 560 or at least 87 on the internet-based test.) and IELTS(7.0)
  • 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.

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Course Modules

The candidate will be offered the following graduate courses

  • 200A. Seminar for First-Year Graduate Students
  • 200B. Seminar for First-Year Graduate Students
  • 200C. Seminar for First-Year Graduate Students
  • 201. Plato
  • 202. Aristotle
  • 203. Seminar: History of Ancient Philosophy
  • 206. Topics in Medieval Philosophy
  • 207. Seminar: History of Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
  • C208. Hobbes
  • C209. Descartes
  • C210. Spinoza
  • C211. Leibniz
  • C212. Locke and Berkeley
  • C214. Hume
  • C215. Kant
  • 216. 19th-Century Philosophy
  • C219. Topics in Modern Philosophy
  • 220. Seminar: Topics in History of Philosophy
  • 221A. Topics in Set Theory
  • 221B. History of Set Theory
  • 222A. Godel Theory
  • 222B. Godel Theory
  • 222C. Godel Theory
  • 224. Philosophy of Physics
  • 225. Probability and Inductive Logic
  • 226. Topics in Mathematical Logic
  • 227. Philosophy of Social Science
  • C228A. Philosophy of Language
  • C228B. Philosophy of Language
  • C228C. Philosophy of Language
  • 230. Seminar: Logic
  • 231. Seminar: Intensional Logic
  • 232. Philosophy of Science
  • 233. Seminar: Philosophy of Physics
  • 241. Topics in Political Philosophy
  • 244. Topics in Value Theory: Rationality and Action
  • C245. History of Ethics: Modern
  • 246. Seminar: Ethical Theory
  • C247. Topics in Political Philosophy
  • 248. Problems in Moral Philosophy
  • C253B. Topics in Ethical Theory: Metaethics
  • 254. Legal Theory Workshop
  • 254A. Legal Theory Workshop
  • 254B. Legal Theory Workshop
  • 255. Seminar: Aesthetic Theory
  • M256. Topics in Legal Philosophy
  • M257. Philosophy Legal Theory
  • M257A. Philosophy Legal Theory
  • 257B. Philosophy Legal Theory
  • 258. Contemporary Philosophy of Law
  • 259. Philosophical Research in Ethics and Value Theory
  • 271. Seminar: Topics in Metaphysics and Epistemology
  • 275. Human Action
  • 280. 20th-Century Continental Philosophy
  • 281. Seminar: Philosophy of Mind
  • 282. Seminar: Metaphysics
  • 283. Seminar: Theory of Knowledge
  • 284. Seminar: Philosophy of Perception
  • 285. Philosophy of Psychoanalysis
  • 286. Philosophy of Psychology
  • 287. Seminar: Philosophy of Language
  • 288. Seminar: Wittgenstein
  • 289. Seminar: Philosophy of Religion
  • 290. Workshop: Philosophy of Language
  • 291. Workshop: Philosophy of Mathematics
  • 299. Seminar: Philosophical Research
  • 375. Teaching Apprentice Practicum
  • 495. Teaching College Philosophy
  • 501. Cooperative Program
  • 596. Directed Individual Studies
  • 597. Directed Studies for Graduate Examinations
  • 599. Research for Ph.D. Dissertation

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How to Apply

  • Choose a program that is right for you.Once you have decided to apply, check the academic requirements and proceed online.
  • If you are applying to UCLA as a graduate student for the first time, or if you have applied before but were not admitted, complete all parts of the application. For the graduate program, the application is considered only if it is applied through the link provided.
  • The decisions will be announced starting in February and continuing throughout summer. Then decide and accept the program.

Materials to Be Uploaded or Sent to the Department:

  • Transcripts- One official copy of yError! Hyperlink reference not valid.our transcripts should be sent directly from the registrars of the academic institutions you have attended
  • Fellowship Application for Entering Graduate Students
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation- 3

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