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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.

U.S. domestic residents (including those educated abroad) submit a domestic application to the Department of Philosophy. Please follow the link in the upper right-hand corner for an applicant checklist. 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 phil at Academic records and transcripts must be issued by the registrar or record-keeping official from the institution at which the work was completed. These should be sent to the Office of International Services (information below). For more information, please follow the link in the upper right-hand corner to the applicant checklist.

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


Are admissions only open in December?

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

Can I apply to your masters program?

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

More information and support for international applicants can be found at:
Office of International Services, International Admissions