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Philosophy, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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Overview

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

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

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    6.5

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    79

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    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

  • International

    29456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29456 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    29456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29456 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    12541 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12541 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Baton Rouge

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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