50
Students
Urban setting
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Overview

Boston University / Department of Philosophy is located in Boston, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

169
Applied
29
Accepted
10
Enrolled
17%

Applying

95
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts, personal statement, scholarly writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts, personal statement, scholarly writing sample
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 84

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

50
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
96%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 58%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2%
Unknown 16%

Gender

Male (74%)
Female (26%)

Location & Contact

Address One Silber Way
Boston, MA  02215
United States
Contact C. Allen Speight
Chair
Email: casp8@bu.edu
Phone: 617-353-3067
Fax: 617-353-6805