Graduate Program


The master's program in the Department of Philosophy at Western Michigan University is rated among the best in the country by The Philosophical Gourmet Report. Our graduate requirements are flexible and most students can complete the program in two years or fewer. We offer a variety of graduate courses and independent study courses can usually be arranged for more specialized topics.

Application deadline

For full consideration of funding, our application deadline is February 15. We will consider applications on a rolling basis thereafter.

Financial aid

Financial aid is often offered in the form of a graduate assistantships; first-year assistants typically lead discussion sections for courses taught by faculty, and second-year assistants typically teach their own courses. Please research the costs of attending WMU. More information on financial aid is also available from WMU's Graduate College.

Further information

Please refer to our frequently-asked questions. If you have general questions, contact us. If you have specific questions about the application itself, including how to submit materials, contact the Graduate College. International applicants are encouraged to contact International Admissions and Services.