University of Memphis

M.A. On Campus
12 months
896 USD/credit
704 USD/credit
512 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Department of Philosophy at the University of Memphis offers a comprehensive and balanced program of study leading to the degree of Master of Arts in Philosophy. 


The aim of the Philosophy program from the University of Memphis is twofold. It is designed to provide comprehensive training in philosophy for students seeking work beyond the baccalaureate, as background for such areas as law, theology, psychology, and cognitive science, or solely for self-enrichment. 

Key Features 

  • For students intending to continue their study in a doctoral program, the program also provides the thorough preparation necessary for admission to and success in a PhD program.
  • Several assistantships are available for students in the MA program. Assistantships are renewed for the second year for students making satisfactory progress in the two-year MA program. Applications received after January 5th cannot be guaranteed consideration for an assistantship for the following fall semester.

Programme Structure

  • The program requires 33 semester hours of course work for students who do not write a thesis, 30 hours for students who write a thesis. 
  • These must include (a) two courses in the history of philosophy; (b) two courses from metaphysics, epistemology, and related areas; and (c) two courses in normative areas of philosophy.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate Degree: The applicant must provide an official transcript showing that a bachelor’s degree was awarded by an accredited college or university. In cases, where a program’s accrediting body allows alternate admissions standards, exceptions may be made. If you are a UofM undergraduate student applying to Graduate School at UofM, you do not need to request that an official transcript be sent to Graduate Admissions. 
  • For domestic students, signed and sealed transcripts that have been in the applicant’s possession can be used for admission purposes; however, official transcripts may later be requested. 
  • Entrance Examinations: New applicants may be required by the individual program to have taken an appropriate entrance examination within five years of the application date. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    896 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 896 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    704 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 704 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    512 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 512 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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