12 months
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31012 USD/year
31012 USD/year
12065 USD/year
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About

The MA and the PhD in Philosophy are awarded by the Graduate College. This program is offered by The University of Iowa. Instruction is offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. All applicants apply to the PhD program, as there is no terminal MA program. 

Overview

About Philosophy at The University of Iowa

The Department of Philosophy offers programs of study for undergraduate and graduate students. A major in philosophy develops abilities useful for work in many fields and for any situation requiring clear, systematic thinking.

The department also administers the interdisciplinary undergraduate major in ethics and public policy, which it offers jointly with the Departments of Economics and Sociology; see Ethics and Public Policy in the Catalog.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Principles of Reasoning: Argument and Debate
  • Matters of Life and Death
  • Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
  • The Meaning of Life
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Philosophy Club

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Spring deadline for combined MA program only

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00, or the foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • English Proficiency Requirements
  • You must first submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants)
  • A sample of your philosophical writing
  • A statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile
  • Your official GRE scores from Educational Testing Service
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31012 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31012 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    31012 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31012 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12065 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12065 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Iowa City

1187 - 1841 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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