Students seeking admission to the Ph.D. program must hold an M.A. degree or the equivalent in philosophy and have earned a grade point average of courses taken for the M.A. of not less than 3.3 or equivalent. Students may be required to make up deficiencies upon entry into the Ph.D. program (see requirements for M.A. degree above). This will be determined by the Graduate Chair in consultation with the Graduate Committee of the Department. The Graduate Record Examination is required of all students to whom it is accessible in applying for admission to the program. Three letters of recommendation and a sample of the applicant's written work in philosophy must accompany the application. The deadline for applications from U.S. citizens applying for admission is February 1 for the Fall Semester and September 1 for the Spring Semester. Applications from international students are due January 15 for the Fall Semester and August 1 for the Spring Semester.