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Indiana University Bloomington

Graduate Program


The Admission Committee considers applications for admission to the Ph.D. Graduate Program beginning in mid-December.  At that time, financial aid is considered for both new applicants and continuing students.  The deadline for application materials for domestic applicants is December 15 and for international applicants is December 1.

U.S. domestic residents (including those educated abroad) submit a domestic application to the Department of Philosophy.The deadline for applications is December 15. International students submit a special International Application for Admission, along with transcripts, reference letters, GRE scores, and TOEFL scores with the Office of International Admissions by December 1. International student applicants may send sample papers and statements of purpose directly to the Department.  Please direct all inquiries to Marge Clark (

Since the Admission Committee exists for only a short time during the spring semester, it does not consider applications at other times during the year. 

We do not accept applications to our M.A. Program, with the exception of those currently enrolled in another graduate program at Indiana University Bloomington who wish to obtain the M.A. in Philosophy.  We do award M.A. degrees to those of our Ph.D. students who qualify for them and apply.

Admissions links:

To apply to our program, all new applicants should use the electronic application forms which can be found by clicking on the following link: 
Electronic Application Forms

Applicants may find it useful to refer to our application checklist here:
Application Checklist

Further general information about the University Graduate School can be reached at the following link:
University Graduate School

Finally, international students can access a variety of information at the Office of International Services:

Office of International Services, International Admissions
Poplars 221
400 E. Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: (812) 855-9086
Fax: (812) 855-4418