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Philosophy, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Some wish to enrich their understanding of the world in an advanced and intellectually challenging environment. Others find that it provides invaluable preparation for many pre-professional degree programs (such as law and medicine). Most, however, come to us with the goal of preparing for advanced study in a top flight graduate program in philosophy (or cognate discipline).

The program focuses on the core strengths of the department in Philosophy of Science and Ethics while providing students the opportunity to become competent as generalists in the history of Philosophy and as teachers of introductory logic. In doing so, the program primarily prepares students for entry into Ph.D. programs in Philosophy and related disciplines.

It also meets the ongoing demand for qualified Philosophy teachers from area community colleges as well as training students to teach in Mexican universities and secondary schools. With the flexibility of the Non-Thesis Philosophy Project option, students are able to meet a variety of local and regional needs as well, serving the needs of local secondary school systems, pre-law preparation, and community administration and activism.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Latin American Philosophy
  • Epistemology
  • Phenomenology
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Action

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or proof of equivalent education at a foreign institution.
  • Submission of official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.
  • A writing sample.
  • A statement of purpose.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Optional: a resume or other supporting materials to give a full picture of the applicant’s potential.
  • The materials submitted for admission to the MA Program will be judged holistically to assess the potential of the applicant.  The successful applicant would typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher

Tuition Fee

  • International

    914 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 914 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    403 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 403 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for El Paso

  • 888 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

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