Department of Philosophy
The University of Houston
513 Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, TX 77204-3004
Graduate Application Process
1. Online Application and Application Fee
Applicants must submit an online application. Follow the directions on the Office of Admissions website, and please specify that you are applying to the UH Main Campus, NOT the downtown campus.
There is an application fee of $40, paid when you apply online.
For international students, there is an additional fee of $75 for a total of $115.
2. Official Transcripts and GRE Scores
The following items should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at the address below.
Official transcripts from the undergraduate institutions that the applicant has attended. Transcripts must be sealed official transcripts, sent by the undergraduate institution, NOT copies mailed by the applicant.
GRE scores. Scores should be sent by the Educational Testing Service directly to the Office of Admissions. The ETS code for the University of Houston is 6870.
University of Houston - Main Campus
Office of Admissions
4400 University Dr.
Houston, TX 77204-2023
3. Writing Sample, Letters of Recommendation, and Unofficial TranscriptsThe following items should be submitted directly to the director of graduate studies at the address below:
- Two or three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should be written on institution letterhead, and the recommender should seal the letter in an envelope and sign the envelope across the seal. Letters should be submitted by the applicant to the director of graduate studies. Please note that there is no form for letters of recommendation.
- A writing sample (e.g., a term paper).
- Copies of all undergraduate transcripts. These may be unofficial copies mailed by the applicant.
- A brief statement detailing your background and interests in philosophy.
Writing samples and letters of recommendation should be sent to:
James W. Garson
Director of Graduate Studies
513 Agnes Arnold Hall
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204 - 3004
- Teaching Assistantship: February 15, 2013
It can take some time to process transcripts, both at the sending and receiving ends, so it is wise to send in your application before the deadlines. For further information, contact the director of graduate studies.
- Applicants who do not wish to be considered for a teaching assistantship should submit completed applications by March 15, 2013 to ensure fair consideration.
- Applications must be received no later than one month prior to the first day of classes for the semester in which they wish to begin their graduate studies.