Tulane University

M.A. On Campus
12 months
18308 USD/year
18308 USD/year
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Tulane University offers a terminal MA degree in Philosophy. The program is intended for students who are eager to continue their study of philosophy, but do not feel ready to enter a PhD program.



The Philosophy program offered by Tulane University can help students develop a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of both contemporary issues in philosophy as well as the history of philosophy, and to prepare to seek admission into a competitive PhD program. It is also useful for students who have a strong interest in philosophy, but are unsure about whether they would like to commit to pursuing a PhD.

The philosophy department at Tulane offers a wide variety of courses, and is especially attractive for students wishing to pursue research in ethics, political philosophy, the history of philosophy, and philosophy of mind. For information about our faculty members, please see our faculty page.

An undergraduate major in philosophy is desirable for graduate study in philosophy, but it is not essential. However, students admitted with insufficient background in ethics or logic or the history of philosophy may be required to take courses in these areas without graduate credit.

Transfer course credit for previous graduate work in philosophy is possible.

The terminal MA program is independent of the PhD program at Tulane. Subsequent admission to the PhD program at Tulane requires application through the normal channels. The program is intended to be completed within two years.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophy of Neuroscience
  • Freedom & The Self
  • Topics in Plato
  • Utilitarianism
  • Kant: Beauty, Nature, God
  • Philosophy of Language

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants who have earned an undergraduate degree from a recognized institution may be offered admission to the School of Liberal Arts graduate program if their academic record and personal attributes indicate the ability to pursue advanced study successfully.
  • Applications must be submitted online; paper applications are no longer accepted. The application fee is $50 payable by credit card or checking account transfer at the time the application is submitted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18308 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9154 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    18308 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9154 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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Updated over a year ago

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Tulane University


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