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Welcome to the UC San Diego Philosophy Department admissions information page.  Philosophy engages with the most fundamental questions in life, in a rigorous and thoughtful way, in a continual conversation with some of the greatest and most creative minds in human history.  We'd love for you to come join us!

How Do I Apply?

Freshmen must complete a UC application. Please click here to refer to the UC San Diego Admissions website for details.  

Incoming Freshman:

In addition, students interested in the Philosophy major have the option of submitting a writing sample for faculty review.  Faculty evaluations will be submitted to the UC San Diego Admissions Committee for consideration.  

Incoming Transfer Students

Transfer students do not need to provide a writing sample at this time. 

UC San Diego Philosophy Programs
Philosophy Major
Philosophy Minor
Philosophy Bioethics Minor