University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
65/63 St George Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M5S 2Z9


Program Information
Faculty: School of Graduate Studies
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Philosophy
Description The PhD program has two options: a five-year option and a four-year option. The five-year option is the most common and is the only direct-entry option for students with a bachelor's degree. The five-year option provides five years of funding and requires two years of coursework, while the four-year option provides four years of funding and requires one year of coursework. The program requirements are summarized below. Students enrolled in graduate programs in philosophy in other universities are welcome to apply to spend a year studying at the University of Toronto. Please direct any inquiries to the Director of Graduate Studies.
Website: Philosophy at University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:

Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Test Scores:
  • Graduate Record Examination
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 5] or Test of Written English (part of TOEFL) [min. 5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Applicants should have a master's degree in philosophy from a recognized university with an average grade of at least an A- in the applicant's overall program. Applicants must satisfy the department that they are capable of independent research in philosophy at an advanced level.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: November 24, 2017