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Philosophy, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration

Overview

The Department of Philosophy at the University of New Mexico offers programs leading to a Ph.D. degree in Philosophy. Many areas of concentration are open to students. Both Anglo-American and Continental approaches are well represented, and the department has special strengths in:

  • The History of Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Art
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Phenomenology and Existentialism
  • Philosophy of Psychology/Psychoanalysis
  • South Asian Philosophy
  • Feminism
  • Social and Political Philosophy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Seminar in Asian Philosophers 
  • Seminar in Moral and Political Philosophy 
  • Seminar in Psychoanalytic Theory and Continental Philosophy 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

Application Requirements

  • Application Fee ($50.00, non-refundable)
  • Official Transcripts
  • A Statement of Purpose/Letter of Intent in which you briefly describe the areas of philosophy, philosophical problems, and/or philosophers you wish to study.
  • A scholastic resumé (CV) indicating schools attended, degrees in progress and degrees received, and current contact information (address, phone and e-mail address).
  • A writing sample of not more than 20 double-spaced, typed pages on a philosophical topic.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. 
  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24187 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24187 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    24187 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24187 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State

    8343 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8343 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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