University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies

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University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies

Faculty:School of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Philosophy
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,210


The PhD program has two options: a five-year option and a four-year option. The five-year option is the most common and is the only direct-entry option for students with a bachelor's degree. The five-year option provides five years of funding and requires two years of coursework, while the four-year option provides four years of funding and requires one year of coursework. The program requirements are summarized below. Students enrolled in graduate programs in philosophy in other universities are welcome to apply to spend a year studying at the University of Toronto. Please direct any inquiries to the Director of Graduate Studies.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80
Test Scores:
  • Graduate Record Examination
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 5] or Test of Written English (part of TOEFL) [min. 5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Applicants should have a master's degree in philosophy from a recognized university with an average grade of at least an A- in the applicant's overall program. Applicants must satisfy the department that they are capable of independent research in philosophy at an advanced level.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on May 09, 2023