Carnegie Mellon University

Graduate Application

Applications for Fall 2021 enrollment (including letters of recommendation) are due on Friday, January 1, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern US time.

Applications for Doctoral (Logic, Computation, & Methodology; Pure & Applied Logic; or Philosophy), Master of Science, and Master of Arts degrees must include:
  • Graduate application
  • Sample of original written work
  • Personal research statement
  • Three (or more) letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities
  • For applications in 2020-2021, GRE scores are optional.  If students would like to provide them, they may. But they are not required. (Institution code: 2074; Department code: 2801)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for non-native English speaking applicants
  • There is no application fee for applying to any of the graduate programs in the department of philosophy

Scanned versions of official transcripts, GRE score reports, and TOEFL / IELTS scores can be uploaded in lieu of sending paper copies.  Students are encouraged to determine if they qualify for a GRE fee waiver.

Whenever possible, materials should be submitted electronically.

For any material that cannot be submitted online, please send it to:

Graduate Admissions
Department of Philosophy
135 Baker Hall
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

List of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

For specific admissions-related questions not answered in the FAQ, please contact Kevin Zollman, Director of Graduate Studies.

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