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Students accepted into the competitive Master of Arts program will join one of Canada's most respected philosophy departments, with a strong placement record for both MA and PhD recipients.
Students may choose to deepen their understanding of the history and philosophy of science through a specialization offered in collaboration with the History departments; a second specialization in philosophy of religion provides advanced inquiry into the connections between philosophical and religious thought.
Students will engage with an active philosophical community that hosts a visiting speaker series and convenes regular research group meetings. All full-time students have office space in the department and access to computer facilities.
Core Course: Graduate Proseminar, usually taken in the first year.
History and Philosophy of Science: Two courses in each of philosophy of science, history of science and the history and philosophy of science.
Thesis: Students are required to submit and defend an original thesis.
Additional Courses: Topics may include philosophy of science, metaphysics, ethics, philosophy of language, epistemology, logic, philosophy of mind and more.
Language: Students in th History and Philosophy of Science specialization require proficiency in a second language or logic.
Academia, law, public policy, research analysis, consulting, publishing.
A master’s degree in philosophy will give you the pre-requisite for a PhD.
Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
A minimum of 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
A four-year undergraduate degree with honours or a major in philosophy. Applicants with a degree in a related academic field will be considered.
A sample of written work, such as a recent essay, written in English.
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
For admission on September 1:
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