UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara


Department of Philosophy
Division of Humanities and Fine Arts
South Hall 5707-5724 (Faculty Offices)
South Hall 3400 Suite (Student Advising and Administrative Offices)
Telephone: (805) 893-7488
Undergraduate e-mail: ug_advisor@philosophy.ucsb.edu
Graduate e-mail: grad_advisor@philosophy.ucsb.edu
Website: www.philosophy.ucsb.edu
Department Chairs: Matthew Hanser and Voula Tsouna

Graduate Program

In addition to departmental requirements, candidates for graduate degrees must fulfill the university requirements described in the “Graduate Education” section of this catalog.


In addition to fulfilling the departmental requirements for admission, applicants must also meet the university requirements for admission described in the chapter “Graduate Education at UCSB.” The applicant for admission to the Ph.D. program in philosophy should have completed an undergraduate philosophy major, or a sufficiently close equivalent in the judgment of the graduate admissions committee. Exceptions are occasionally made for outstanding students. A full description of the Ph.D. program is available from the department office, or at www.philosophy.ucsb.edu.

Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy—Philosophy (Requirements - PDF)

Students pursuing a doctoral degree in Marine Science may petition to add the following Optional Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Emphases: Climate Sciences and Climate Change; Feminist Studies.

Requirement sheets for each emphasis may be found on this page.