Applicants are ranked out of a maximum 100 points according to the following criteria:
- Written philosophy examinations (80 points).Applicants sit 3-hour written examinations that correspond to subjects in the Graduate Program’s two areas of specialization: (a) Moral and Political Philosophy, (b) Metaphysics and Epistemology. Each examination has 3 sections: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, and 20th Century and Contemporary Philosophy.The admissions committee appoints members of the Department to set examination topics (one member per topic for each of the three topics in each of the two specializations), grade examinations (two members per topic), and review grading if required by grading papers a third time (one reviewer for each specialization). Graders cannot set topics. Four questions are proposed for each topic, two are selected by the committee, and one is drawn. A review is required when the spread between grades for a topic is greater than three points (out of ten).Applicants answer 2 out of 3 topics in both specializations. The overall grade is the sum of grades for each topic. Review grades are doubled.
- First degree grade (15 points).First degree grades (eg, B.A. grades) contribute up to 15 points (by applying a 1.5 coefficient to the first degree grade, which is out of 10).
- Undergraduate degree thesis (no lwer than 7/10), M.A. or Ph.D. degrees, or published academic work (maximum 5 points). When other graduate degrees are from foreign institutions, those institutions must be recognized by the Greek NARIC authorities (DOATAP or DIKATSA). Publications should be in the intended field of study.