University of Texas at Austin

24 months
17694 USD/year
17694 USD/year
8928 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The University of Texas at Austin is among the nation's top fifteen research universities. It is generally considered one of the five best public universities in the country. It offers many resources for interested students, including one of the country's largest research libraries.


In addition to its strengths in Philosophy, the University's graduate programs in Anthropology, Artificial Intelligence, Astronomy, Business, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Sciences, Engineering, Geography, Geology, German, Latin American Studies, Law, Linguistics, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, and Zoology are regularly ranked among the fifteen best in the United States. Almost all University programs are ranked in the top twenty-five nationally.

The Philosophy Department, one of the nation's largest, was recently ranked among the top twenty programs in the United States, based on a survey of over 200 philosophers conducted by the Philosophical Gourmet Report. The Department's national standing has improved, and, thanks to strong administrative support for additional hiring in the near future, the Department seeks to establish itself firmly among the nation's very best programs. The Department is ranked highly in the following areas, among others (according to the most recent Philosophical Gourmet Report):

  • Ancient Philosophy
  • History of Analytic Philosophy
  • Metaethics
  • 19th-Century Continental Philosophy

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction To Philosophy
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Early Modern Philosophy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application (online) The University of Texas asks that you apply electronically. The online application includes the statement of purpose and electronic letters of reference.
  • Three letters of reference (from teachers who know your work in philosophy or a related field).  Letters of recommendation MUST be requested and submitted ONLINE.
  • Transcripts You must upload one copy of the official academic transcript from every senior college you have attended. Transcripts are not required from junior colleges and community colleges. information sheet on uploading transcripts.
  • Writing Sample, a sample of written work in philosophy, such as a brief term paper, roughly 4,000 to 6,000 words in length.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      17694 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 8847 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      17694 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 8847 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
    • In-State

      8928 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 4464 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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