Admissions Requirements

Degree Program Program Type Dept Application Materials and Admission Criteria Prerequisite Course Requirements Department ADM Review Dept Conditional Admits Dept Appeal Process
Philosophy BA On campus *International students whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL scores N/A N/A N/A N/A
Philosophy BA Online Additional Application Materials:

*A brief sample of the student’s writing, preferably on a philosophical topic.

*A brief statement of purpose (300 to 500 words) presenting the student’s reasons for selecting the online philosophy major at UIS.

*(RECOMMENDED) One to three reference letters from individuals who can attest to the student’s ability for successful academic study.

Additional Admission Criteria:

*Priority consideration will be given to applicants with an overall GPA of 3.00 and to those who have taken higher division courses from an accredited college or university.

*Applicants wishing to be evaluated on characteristics and accomplishments beyond the GPA or previous course work in philosophy should address the diverse ways they might contribute to the UIS Philosophy Department in their entrance essays and present reasons why they believe they would be successful as a philosophy major.

*Consideration will be given to students with backgrounds and strong abilities in philosophy as documented by writing samples, statements of purpose, and letters of recommendation.