How to Apply

To apply, submit Temple’s online graduate application along with an application fee of $60. 

A baccalaureate degree in philosophy is standard, although not mandatory, for admission into the program. A master’s degree is not required. Admission is competitive and determined only once a year. PhD applications are automatically considered for financial aid.

Candidates will be asked to submit the following along with their application. 

Supporting Materials

Official electronic transcripts must be sent to 
Sonia Lawson, graduate coordinator.
Email: claphilo@temple.edu

Original transcripts can be mailed to the following address.

Temple University College of Liberal Arts
Dept. of Philosophy
731 Mazur Hall 
1114 W. Polett Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6090

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

Applicants who earned their baccalaureate degree from an institution where the language of instruction was other than English, with the exception of those who subsequently earned a master’s degree at a U.S. institution, must report scores for a standardized test of English that meet the following minimum scores.

  • TOEFL iBT: 105
  • IELTS Academic: 7.0
  • PTE Academic : 72

See more detailed instructions on applying to Temple as an international student.

Application Deadline

Fall: Jan. 15