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Boston University

Department of Philosophy

Boston, MA

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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

Degree Number 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

Degree Requirement
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

Exam Details
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
20%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 58%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
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

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