Master of Arts Admission


Application deadline for fall: Feb. 15.

In addition to satisfying the admission requirements of The Graduate College at Western Michigan University, applicants are expected to:

  • Have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of undergraduate work in philosophy, including:
    • A course in the history of modern philosophy
    • A course in symbolic logic
  • Have achieved a 3.0 or above overall grade point average in the applicant's undergraduate philosophy courses
  • Submit GRE scores

If you do not meet the above requirements, please contact the department's director of graduate admissions, Michael Pritchard, for advice. You may be able to obtain a provisional admission.

Application instructions

WMU has a new online graduate application system that allows all students, both domestic and international, to submit required information into one system. General application information for the University, as well as specific requirements for individual programs, are captured into this system.

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Applicants are asked to include some program-specific information, with a summary for philosophy. Details can be found at Applicants are encouraged to bookmark this page for quick reference while working through the graduate application process.

Thank you for your interest in applying for this graduate program.