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Philosophy, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The Department of Philosophy offers graduate study leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees with emphasis on contemporary Anglo-American philosophy and the interaction of philosophy with other disciplines. Students often enter the doctorate program without an M.A. degree, but the M.A. may be earned on the way to the Ph.D. While the Ph.D. program is suitable primarily for students who wish to enter a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, the M.A. program is appropriate for those who want to deepen and expand the knowledge they gained as undergraduates or who wish to develop competence in philosophy to apply to some other professional field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Topics in Contemporary Philosophy
  • Advanced Studies in Contemporary Philosophy
  • Topics in the History of Philosophy
  • Contemporary Ethical Theory
  • Contemporary Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Space and Time

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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Academic Requirements

  • A completed application form, containing a short 'statement of purpose'. 
  • Official transcripts of all degrees obtained or in the process of being obtained.
  • Three letters of support from previous instructors.
  • GRE examination results.
  • TOEFL examination results (for applicants whose first language isn't English)
  • Writing sample in philosophy (normally one or two essays, totaling no more than twenty to twenty-five pages).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1474 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1474 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    683 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 683 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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*Tuition fee per credit hour

Living costs for College Park

  • 1676 - 2840 USD/month
    Living Costs

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