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Indiana University Bloomington

Graduate Program

Checklist for Applicants

U.S. Domestic Resident Applicants (including those educated abroad)

Application Deadline for domestic is December 15

Send the following to the Office of the Bursar:

  • Application Fee

Have the following sent directly to the Department of Philosophy:

  • Official transcripts of all previous college and university course work
  • An official report of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) results
    (Please use the "School Code" 1324 and the "Department Code" 2801 to ensure that the GRE scores are sent directly to the department)

Please submit the following using the IU electronic application system
(link at the bottom of this page):

  • A complete Application Form for Admission and Financial Aid, which includes:
    • An application form (online).  All applicants are automatically considered for financial aid
    • Three letters of recommendation
  • A 300- to 500-word statement of purpose
  • One official transcript of all previous college and university course work
  • One philosophical paper written recently by the applicant for a course or seminar

International Applicants

International Application Deadline is December 1.

Send the following to the Office of International Admissions:

  • A complete International Application for Admission
  • The application fee (do not send to the bursar)
  • Two passport-size photos (with your name on the back)
  • Original academic records or certified (notarized or attested) copies
  • An official TOEFL report (this does not apply to native citizens of English-speaking   countries)
  • An official report of your Graduate Record Examination
  • Three letters of recommendation

International applicants should mail or submit on-line the following to the Department of Philosophy:

  • A 300- to 500-word statement of purpose
  • One paper in philosophy written recently by the applicant for a course or seminar

Online Application Forms

Domestic and international students alike can file their applications electronically by using IU's University Graduate School Electronic Application.