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Boston College

Department of Philosophy

Chestnut Hill, MA

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Boston College

Overview

Boston College / Department of Philosophy is located in Chestnut Hill, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 19
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

172
Applied
104
Accepted
26
Enrolled
60%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 2nd January 2nd No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 8

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

84
Total Graduate Students
16%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.95%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.19%
Unknown 13.1%

Gender

Male (80%)
Female (19%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: History of philosophy, metaphysics, ethics, Continental philosophy, ancient philosophy, philosophy of science, social theory
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA  02467-3800
United States
Contact Dr. Gary Gurtler
Chairperson
Email: gurtlerg@bc.edu
Phone: 617-552-3872

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