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UC Davis Department of Philosophy

Graduate Program Applications

Philosophy Department

1240 Social Sciences and Humanities
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Phone: (530) 752-0607

Fax: (530) 752-8964

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The UC Davis Arboretum in springtime

Recent News

The application process for 2011-2012 has been completed, and four new students will be joining the program in Fall, 2012.

Applications to the Ph.D. program in philosophy must be made on-line at this location.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications for the 2012-2013 academic year is December 15, 2011.

Application Fee

The application fee is $80 for domestic applications and $100 for international. The fee may be paid by credit card or e-check. The fee must be paid before the application will be considered as complete, and the fee must be paid for each application submitted.

Application Requirements

Applications must include three letters of recommendation, transcripts of all colleges or universities attended, GRE General Test scores, and a writing sample. The GRE school code is 4834 and the department code is 2801. Letters of recommendation and the writing sample must be submitted electronically through the on-line application, which will provide instructions for submission. Hard-copy letters or writing samples will not be accepted.


Transcripts must be submitted in hard copy. Students applying to more than one graduate program at UC Davis should submit transcripts only once, either to their first choice of program or to the program for which the first application has been completed.

Transcripts for the Philosophy Graduate Program should be mailed to:

Department of Philosophy
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8673
Attn: Graduate Co-ordinator

Transcripts should not be submitted until the on-line application process has been completed. Only one transcript should be submitted for each university or college attended.

Admissions Data

The following table shows the average scores for 2007 applicants.

GRE Verbal GRE Quantitative GRE Analytical Undergraduate GPA
All Applicants 636 701 5.18 3.57
Admitted Applicants 684 743 5.5 3.62