How to Apply

A complete application includes all of the following and should be submitted to the Graduate Division Application Portal: 

1. Preliminary application materials (Graduate Admissions Application Form, GRE/TOEFL scores, and transcripts).

2. Three letters of recommendation, a Statement of Objectives, and a writing sample.

For further details and link to the application portal, see the Graduate Division website.

The deadline for applications from U.S. citizens and international students applying for admission is January 1. The Department is currently admitting MA and PhD students only for the Fall semester.

The MA and PhD in comparative philosophy are recognized Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) regional graduate programs. Residents of Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are eligible, on admission, to enroll at Hawaii-resident tuition rates.