M.A. On Campus


Louisiana State University

24 months
29456 USD/year
29456 USD/year
12541 USD/year
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Louisiana State University offers the Master of Arts in Philosophy, with thesis and non-thesis options. 


The M.A. in Philosophy offered by Louisiana State University enables students to discover whether they should pursue the Ph.D. and prepares them for admission to doctoral programs as well as for a wide variety of careers. As the only graduate program in philosophy at a public university in Louisiana, one of its aims is to assist students who have not had the opportunity to complete an undergraduate philosophy degree.

 The M.A. in philosophy should help such students to develop the necessary background as well as to determine whether to pursue doctoral level studies. The faculty, therefore, welcomes qualified and motivated students who lack extensive undergraduate work in philosophy.

The program in philosophy at LSU offers a wide range of courses covering:

  •  fundamental philosophical questions
  •  logic
  •   history of philosophy

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Contemporary Moral Problems
  • Symbolic Logic
  •  Professional Ethics
  • Environmental Ethics
  •  Philosophy and Popular Culture
  • Philosophy in Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Regular Admission to the LSU Graduate School requires: 

  •  a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade-point average (GPA) for all undergraduate work taken prior to receiving a degree and a minimum 3.0 GPA for all previous graduate work for which a grade is given; 
  •  satisfactory academic standing at the last institution attended
  •  acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE); and 
  •  acceptance into a departmental program

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29456 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29456 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    29456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29456 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12541 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12541 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Baton Rouge

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


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