University of Oregon

24 months
28161 USD/year
16659 USD/year
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The Department of Philosophy at the University of Oregon offers graduate programs leading to the master of arts (M.A.) or the doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.

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The Philosophy program at the University of Oregon is known for its pluralism, close mentoring relationships between graduate students and faculty, a faculty committed to teaching excellence as well as research, supportive rather than competitive relationships among graduate students, and professionally active and successful graduate students.

The department and faculty have particular strengths in a range of traditions and fields of focus. The program requires students to develop a broad knowledge of the history of philosophy, major fields, and various approaches and methods. We also welcome interdisciplinary approaches. Students are expected to concentrate in a specific area at the advanced level.

Each student designs a program in consultation with a faculty adviser. Two or more years are typically required to complete the master’s degree and five or six years for the doctorate.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Logic (Pratt)
  • 17th- and 18th-Century Philosophers: Descartes and Locke (Zack)
  • 17th- and 18th-Century Philosophers: Schelling (Warnek)
  • 20th-Century Philosophers: Beauvoir (Mann)
  • Seminar: Philosophy and Teaching (Vallega-Neu)
  • Pro Seminar: Feminist Philosophy (Mann)
  • Hermeneutics of Difference (Vallega)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


45 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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
88 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A brief personal statement explaining your philosophical background and specific philosophical interests. 
  • Three letters of recommendation, completed by teachers (preferably philosophy teachers) familiar with the applicant’s academic background.
  • One writing sample that reflects your highest quality work in philosophy. 
  • College transcripts for all graduate and undergraduate course work in philosophy. 
  • Domestic Students: Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) are required. 
  • International Students: A satisfactory command of the English language is required for admission to the University of Oregon.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28161 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28161 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    16659 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16659 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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