Before composing and filing your application, please consider our admission requirements.
Please note: our deadlines have recently changed ( in August 2011) Disregard prior information about deadlines.
To apply to our Graduate Program in Philosophy, consider the following deadlines for completed applications.
For Fall (September) Admission:
- February 1 to be considered for financial assistance in the form of Concordia Scholarships, as well as for full consideration for Research and Teaching Assistantships
- July 15 for applications that do not wish to be considered for financial assistance. Such students may be offered Research and Teaching Assistantships if there are positions still needing to be filled.
N.B.: As the admission process is usually completed by the Philosophy Graduate Studies Committee by mid-April, it is advisable to apply by March 31 even if you do not wish to be considered for financial assistance. If you apply after March 31, all available spaces might already be filled.
For Winter (January) Admission:
The Department encourages prospective students to apply online at: Connect2Concordia web site.
Documents that cannot be filled out online are to be sent to this address:
Graduate Admissions Centre
Montreal, QC H3G 2V4
Application in person:
Birks Student Centre
1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
To be considered complete, the following documents must be received prior to the application deadline.
- Application for Admission Form, is available online at connect2concordia.
- Official* transcripts of all previous university studies (complete and incomplete). Note: Official transcripts are not required for Concordia undergraduate students applying to our graduate program.
- Three official* letters of reference (Academic Assessment Forms). The form to be used by the applicant's referees is also available in the Philosophy Department office. It is preferable if an academic who knows the applicant well fills out the form and writes a prose letter to accompany the completed assessment form.
- Statement of purpose (around 500 words). The statement should briefly describe your interest in our program and in philosophy in general. You may indicate your chief areas of interest in philosophy.
- A brief writing sample (10-15 pages).
- If applicable, proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status or refugee status. (Note: Not required for Study Permit students.)
- A non-refundable Admission Application Fee (see Step 3 for amount and details) payable to Concordia University by certified cheque, Money Order or credit card. (Please complete the payment form and return with application if you apply by mail. The payment form is available here. Applicants from outside Canada may send an International Money Order, or apply online. Online applications require payment by credit card.)
Official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS score, if necessary. International applicants: Official* document(s) from your institution stating the specific degree(s) which you have been awarded. In addition to original language documents from your educational institution, an official translation(s) must be provided in English or French.
* Each of these documents must be forwarded to the University from its original source. Also, faxed copies of application documents are not accepted as official.