M.A. On Campus


University of Alberta

20 months
7680 CAD/year
3759 CAD/year
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The MA in Philosophy at the University of Alberta can be completed as a thesis-based degree or as a course-based degree


The course-based MA in Philosophy at the University of Alberta normally consists of the completion of  24 in coursework, including a capping project.

Learning outcomes

Required coursework depends on the area of specialization and the undergraduate background of the student. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Metaphysics 
  • Philosophy of Mind 
  • Philosophy of Science 
  • Topics in Logic 
  • Philosophy of Language 
  • opics in Medieval Philosophy 
  • Topics in Ancient Philosophy 
  • Topics in Modern Philosophy 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 20 months

Start dates & application deadlines


18 alternative credits

Thesis-based MA: 18 credits

Course-based MA: 24 credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are normally required to have completed a four-year baccalaureate degree, or its academic equivalent, from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta. 
  • An admission grade point average of 3 on most 4-point grading systems or B on most letter grading systems, based on your most recent two years of full time study (or equivalent) is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7680 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7680 CAD per year during 20 months.
  • National

    3759 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3759 CAD per year during 20 months.

Living costs for Edmonton

1201 - 1992 CAD /month
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