University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Graduate Programs
Field of Study:Philosophy
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,685


The Department of Philosophy offers PhD program in Philosophy. The programs are offered in English and French. The Department participates in the Canadian studies collaborative program at the PhD level, which make it possible for students to obtain a specialization. The program is governed by the general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS).


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
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    Candidates are admitted to the PhD on the basis of an MA in Philosophy with a minimum "B+" average. In addition, for those enrolled in the MA in Philosophy, the Department offers an accelerated entrance to the PhD after completing, with a minimum "A-" average, six courses and a major research paper; normally these requirements can be fulfilled within twelve months. Students accepted into the PhD by this accelerated route do not require an MA. An application dossier must include official transcripts, two letters of recommendation, a description of the intended field of research, and a sample of written work. For candidates wishing to enter the PhD without an MA the application dossier must include a detailed statement of research plans.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92-93]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    A sample of written work

    * 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 October 13, 2022