Philosophy - PhD (Applied Philosophy) at Waterloo

At a glance:

Application deadline

  • February 1 (for admission in September)

Graduate research fields

  • Ethics and Political Philosophy
  • Language, Logic and Metaphysics
  • Mind and Cognitive Science
  • Philosophy of Science and Mathematics

Study option

  • Thesis

Minimum admission requirements

  • MA in Philosophy or a related discipline with a minimum 80% average (to qualify for funding). Please note that all PhD students are guaranteed four years of funding. 
  • Three academic references, one of which may be from a referee outside of academic philosophy
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable. TOEFL 100 (writing 26, speaking 26), IELTS 7.5 (writing 7.0, speaking 7.0)

Approximate tuition, fees, and living costs

  • Canadian and permanent resident students, full-time: $2,254.00 tuition and $490.01 incidental fees per term (as of January 2021)
  • International students, full-time: $7,182.00 tuition and $703.01 incidental fees per term (as of January 2021)
  • Study and living costs