Graduate Application Process

Application

Our application deadline for admission for fall 2017 is February 1. Although we may consider applications submitted after this date, to ensure full consideration for admission and funding, please submit all application materials by February 1.

If you are also applying for the AOP fellowship (uwm.edu/graduateschool/aop-guidelines/) please be aware that the Philosophy department must nominate applicants for this fellowship internally. Please inform Professor Edward Hinchman (hinchman@uwm.edu) that you are applying for the AOP fellowship, and in order to provide us the necessary time to review applications for the purposes of nomination, please submit your application both for admission to our program and for the AOP fellowship by January 20.

All application materials will be submitted (uploaded) into the Panthera Graduate Admission Application.

Philosophy M.A. Program Application Requirements

  • Online application
  • $56 processing fee
  • Unofficial transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work may be uploaded to Panthera during the application process. If the applicant is accepted into the MA program, the applicant will then need to send one official transcript to the UWM Graduate School. That specific transcript should recognize the student as receiving a BA/BS degree in some specific field of study. The BA/BS does not necessarily need to be in Philosophy.
  • Reasons Statement (For a description of this requirement, please see under “Additional Items” at http://uwm.edu/graduateschool/admission/).
  • Official GRE scores. UWM school code is R1473.
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably from academic instructors/advisors who know your academic work well. Applicants will provide the names and email addresses of the letter writers in the online application.  We do not have forms for letter writers. Letters should be on official letterhead.  Letter writers will receive an email with directions for uploading their letter.
  • Writing Sample (2500 – 7000 words).
  • Optional Document. Applicants may upload a CV or cover letter if they wish, but this is not required for the application.

International Students should contact UWM’s Center for International Education for additional admissions requirements / costs and should apply as early as possible because it takes more time to process international applications.

Plan ahead to be sure all materials are received on time.

Please visit the Graduate School’s Philosophy Program information to view the requirements for the MA in Philosophy.