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Philosophy, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
The MA in Philosophy at the University of Windsor focuses on studies in social and political critique, broadly construed, and in reasoning and argumentation.

About

Our program prepares students for further scholarly pursuits such as doctoral studies in philosophy or law school, and for careers in public service, public relations, policy analysis, education, or research.

It provides resources for a deeply engaged intellectual, professional, and civic life.

Our low teacher-student ratio ensures close interaction and promotes collegiality.

The majority of the Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric’s (CRRAR’s) current members are philosophers. 

The University of Windsor’s Philosophy department is recognized worldwide as the centre of research in informal logic and argumentation. See www.uwindsor.ca/crrar

Students can expand their formal philosophical education by participating in the department’s lively in-house speakers series, as well as the external speaker series, and the student-organized Philosophy Club.

Programme Structure

Faculty Research Interests
  • Argumentation theory
  • Contemporary European Philosophy
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Epistemology
  • Ethics
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Informal Logic
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Rhetoric
  • Social & Political Philosophy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    68

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3
Recommended 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 3 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).

  • Students accepted into our M.A. candidate year require an honours degree in philosophy or its equivalent.
  • At Windsor, the honours degree includes 16-20 one-semester courses in philosophy. Students with fewer philosophy courses are usually required to complete a "make-up" or qualifying year or semester before proceeding to candidate year. 
  • Students having questions about admission requirements are encouraged to contact the department.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    5318 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2659 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    5318 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2659 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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