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Philosophy

University of Nevada, Reno

M.A. On Campus
12 months
Duration
21006 USD/year
21006 USD/year
5352 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The M.A. in Philosophy at University of Nevada, Reno offers students the opportunity to study a broad range of general areas of philosophy, as well as topics within contemporary philosophy driven by our faculty's on-going research.

Overview

The Philosophy program offered by University of Nevada, Reno  is designed for students who intend to apply to PhD programs in philosophy, who intend to teach philosophy at the community-college level, who seek a philosophy degree for the grounding it provides for other areas of study (e.g., law, science, practical ethics, theology), or who wish to acquire a deeper understanding of philosophical traditions and contemporary developments.

Graduates with M.A. in Philosophy from University of Nevada, Reno will:

  • explore central debates - both historical and contemporary - in social, political, ethical and legal philosophy. 
  • work with faculty members who have research specializations in a number of areas within value theory, including liberal and democratic theory, feminism, Marxism, critical theory, among others.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY
  • 19TH CENTURY PHILOSOPHY
  • AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY
  • RECENT FRENCH PHIL
  • PLATO
  • KANT
  • PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE
  • PHILOSOPHY OF COGNITIVE SCIENCE
  • PHILOSOPHY OF MIND
  • PROBLEMS IN THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
  • THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE
  • ETHICAL THEORY
  • Ethical Theory 
  • Topics in Philosophy of Law 
  • Global Ethics and Justice 
  • Political Philosophy
  • HAPPINESS
  • AESTHETICS

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30-33 alternative credits
  • Plan A (Thesis required): 30 units.
  • Plan B (Thesis not required): 33 units  

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed undergraduate philosophy majors or minors
  • Letter of Intent: a letter describing your interests and goals and explaining why you want to pursue your studies in our department. Be sure to indicate that you are interested in the Ethics, Law and Politics Graduate Certificate.
  • Transcripts
  • Writing Sample: a sample of your recent writing in philosophy, if you have one; or of some other type of recent writing that will indicate your aptitude for philosophical work.
  • References: two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21006 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21006 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    5352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5352 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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