Applicants must submit applications by January 1. Students are admitted to the graduate program for the autumn quarter only.
In evaluating applications, the Department takes the following factors into account: the philosophical potential displayed in a sample of the applicant’s written work, letters of recommendation, undergraduate record, and GRE scores. We normally have 5–10 openings for new students each year.
The Department of Philosophy offers a limited number of teaching
assistantships and one research assistantship to outstanding new
applicants to the graduate program. These awards are announced each
March for the following academic year. Those holding assistantship
appointments get tuition waivers, a modest stipend, and a health
plan. However, they are responsible for paying a small quarterly
student fee. Awards will be announced no later than April 1st. Our
policy is to try to give support to all of our students in good
standing. Even those who are not offered a support package when
they start have a good chance of being supported later.
All applicants need to apply to the Philosophy PhD program via the University of Washington's Graduate School website.
In addition to completing the online application, all applicants need to:
- Submit official GRE scores (verbal, quantitative, and analytic) to the University of Washington using institution code 4854
If you are unable to upload any of your required application materials online, you can send hardcopies to:
University of Washington
Dept of Philosophy
Attn: Graduate Admissions
361 Savery Hall, Box 353350
Seattle, WA 98195
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