McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC
Canada H3A 2T5


Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Philosophy
Description The Department of Philosophy at McGill University has particular strength in the following areas: Ancient Philosophy; Early Modern Philosophy; Kant and post-Kantian German Philosophy; Philosophy of Language and Philosophy of Mind; Aesthetics; Moral and Political Philosophy; Feminist Philosophy; History and Philosophy of Science and Mathematics; Contemporary European Philosophy; Philosophy of Action. The course of study leading to a PhD in philosophy includes course work and the preparation and defence of a thesis. Students normally take twelve courses over two years, including courses which satisfy requirements in logic, history of philosophy, value theory and metaphysics/epistemology. (Students may take some courses for credit at the Université de Montréal and the Université du Québec à Montréal). Students are expected to work with at least two members of faculty in the preparation of a thesis. The Department has an excellent placement record. The program is intended for students with a B.A. or M.A. in Philosophy, though some exceptions may be possible. It is a pluralist Department with an excellent professor-to-student ratio, strong preparation for dissertation work, and guaranteed full funding for four years for all admitted Ph.D. students.
Website: Philosophy at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:

For more information see:
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 233] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 577]

Applications will be considered complete upon receipt of: application form; $100 fee; two (2) official transcripts of all post-secondary studies; three (3) original letters of reference; test results (GRE, TOEFL); writing sample; statement of intent.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio

* 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: July 23, 2015