Grad school timeline

Please note that the deadlines noted are not mere "guidelines." Rather, these dates are the latest possible times by which you can make decisions regarding graduate school in philosophy. Also note that these deadlines assume you are trying to begin a graduate program immediately after undergrad. If this assumption is incorrect, you can shift the dates accordingly.

After Oswego

Philosophy majors can find a variety of jobs in business, law, government and information technology. The ability to analyze arguments, think critically, and apply logic are valuable skills prized in these fields. Many graduate programs are highly receptive to applicants with philosophy degrees, and philosophy students typically perform very well on standardized tests such as the GRE and LSAT.




Studying philosophy develops our ability to make sense of our lives, our surroundings and ourselves by immersing us in the most basic and exciting questions that human beings confront: What things are really important? What sort of society should we have? What is the difference between right and wrong? What is the difference between sound judgements and foolish opinions? What is the purpose of human life? What things are most real? Learn more