Philosophy AB/Philosophy MA

Completion of the programs of study will prepare students for doctoral study in philosophy. It will be an excellent preparation for for careers in a range of professions including law, medicine, business, education, politics, and more.

Admission to Program

Application will be made to the Philosophy Department in the spring semester of the student’s junior year. Application deadline is March 10th. Applications to the pathway will be evaluated by the Student Affairs Committee in the Philosophy Department. Students must submit at least one Double Dawgs pathway recommendation form completed by a full time faculty member. This form will be available in the department office and on the department website.

Additional requirements include 75 hours of coursework completed and 60 hours of coursework completed at UGA. We expect students admitted to the pathway will have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, barring exceptional circumstances.


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

Any 6000 or 8000-level PHIL courses (up to a maximum of 12 credits).

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:


Admission to Graduate Program

Students who meet all of the following requirements will be eligible to apply for the Philosophy M.A. program:
• GRE scores: Applicants must report GRE scores, which will be evaluated competitively.
• GPA: Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 for all courses taken.
• TOEFL: Foreign applicants must report TOEFL scores that are within 5 years from the date of application.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Sarah Wright
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-583-0530
  • Address: 101C Peabody Hall

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Philosophy A.B.
  • Department/College: Philosophy

Advising Contact

  • Name: Athanasios Samaras
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-2656
  • Address: 127 Peabody

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Philosophy M.A.
  • Department/College: Philosophy

Advising Contact

  • Name: Rene Jagnow
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-2824
  • Address: 125 Peabody