How to Apply to MA Program

Campus Gate at 4th Street/El Paseo de San Antonio

Applying to the MA program entails the following:

  • File an online application with the University. Locate the Quick Links on SJSU website and click Apply to the Program.
  • Have official transcripts of previous university work sent to:

    Office of Graduate Admissions
    San Jose State University
    One Washington Square
    San Jose, CA 95192-0016
  • Have three letters of recommendation sent to:

    Graduate Committee
    Department of Philosophy
    San Jose State University
    One Washington Square
    San Jose, CA 95192-0096

Additional materials (exam scores, writing sample, etc.) are not required, but can be submitted to the Department's Graduate Committee as optional supplementary material.

The online application contains a section for a "statement of purpose." This statement should include an account of the applicant's philosophical background, philosophical interests, and reasons for pursuing graduate study in philosophy.