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Philosophy, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Athens, GA, United States
The Philosophy Department is a member of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia. In addition to a full undergraduate program leading to an A.B., we offer both a terminal M.A. and Ph.D.

Overview

The department offers a comprehensive program, covering the major areas of philosophical study, leading to the MA and the PhD degrees. Various approaches, including historical studies, linguistic analysis, logical analysis, and phenomenology are represented by the faculty. Though the department allows students to pursue their own interests in diverse areas, our special strengths lie in metaphysics, moral and political philosophy, and theory of knowledge and philosophy of mind. 

The programme

The graduate program is designed to give broad and thorough training in these basic areas of philosophy, as well as the opportunity for special study in the area of specialization of interest to the student. Admission to the PhD program presupposes a thorough background in the history of philosophy. Restricted admission encourages close student-faculty relationships. Preparation for teaching is considered an integral part of the PhD program.

For the MA degree, reading knowledge of one foreign language is required; for the PhD, one foreign language is required and a second language and/or knowledge of areas cognate to philosophy may be required.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, University of Georgia (UGA) is a very large (enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Programme Structure

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Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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    80

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    550

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General Requirements

  • Application for admission
  • Application-processing fee
  • Transcripts
  • Entrance test scores
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Certification of finances forms (international applicants)
  • Any supplemental material required by the department

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24692 USD/year
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  • National

    24692 USD/year
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  • In-State

    8704 USD/year
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Living costs for Athens

  • 720 - 1170 USD/month
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