The Philosophy Department offers a BA Philosophy program, MA Philosophy program and PhD Philosophy program. In addition to these programs, the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila College of Medicine and the UP Diliman Department of Philosophy jointly offer a Diploma in Bioethics Program (since school year 2004-2005) and a Master of Science in Bioethics (since school year 2006-2007). For details, visit the Bioethics Training Project website, or download the program brochure.

BA in Philosophy

Conditions for Enrolment

To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy program, the applicant must pass the admission requirements of the University and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. Applicants from the other programs within the UP system who wish to shift to BA in Philosophy must have a general weighted average of 2.0 or higher.

Download the BA Philosophy curriculum (pdf)


MA in Philosophy

Conditions for Enrolment

To qualify for admission to the philosophy MA program, the applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree from the University or from any other recognized higher institution of learning, preferably with philosophy or any related field as a specialization. As a matter of practice, the department does not require any specific grade point average as a condition for admission. Evaluation of applicants preparedness for graduate work in philosophy is determined by the department on a case-to-case basis. Applicants must indicate in their application letter their field of interest within Philosophy (e.g. Epistemology, Ethics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Language, etc.) and a problem in this area that they propose to investigate.

Requirements

  1. letter of application

  2. two (2) I.D. pictures
  3. transcript of records
  4. three (3) recommendation letters from former professors
  5. original NSO birth certificate

   Address to: 
     The Dean
     College of Social Sciences and Philosophy 
     University of the Philippines 
     Diliman, Quezon City

to be submitted at the Office of the Graduate Program, Palma Hall 111.


Ph.D. in Philosophy

Conditions for Enrolment

To qualify for admission to the philosophy Ph.D graduate program, the applicant must hold a Masters degree in Philosophy or a related field such as Theology, Sociology, Political Science, Mathematics, and others. Submit a letter of application, addressed to the Admissions Committee, indicating why you wish to pursue a doctorate in Philosophy, and defining your area(s) of interest in philosophy or, better, a specific problem that could become the subject of a doctoral dissertation.

Requirements

  1. a certified copy of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts of records 
  2. a sample of your written work in philosophy, which may consist in a term paper written for a graduate course in Philosophy, or a published article on a philosophical topic 
  3. three letters of recommendation from former professors (for non-U.P. M.a. graduates; U.P. graduates must submit two letters of recommendation)
  4. pay an application fee of Php100
  5. original NSO birth certificate

You may also be required to submit to an interview, and/or to take an essay exam. The essay exam will consist in writing an on-the-spot essay on a topic to be determined by the Admissions Committee, but according to your background in philosophy. Applicants who have not written a Masters thesis in philosophy may be required to submit more than one sample of their written work in philosophy; this will be determined by the Admissions Committee upon receipt of your application documents.

   Address to: 
     The Dean
     College of Social Sciences and Philosophy 
     University of the Philippines 
     Diliman, Quezon City

to be submitted at the Office of the Graduate Program, Palma Hall 111.




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