12 months
25200 USD/year
23544 USD/year
11720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies offers the Philosophy MA program at Arizona State University that spans philosophical matters from ancient Greece to modern-day ethics. 


General areas of classical research include political philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, history of philosophy and philosophy of law. Students also explore contemporary ideals of subjects such as bioethics, feminism and gender and sports to create a well-rounded thinker and graduate of philosophy.

The Philosophy MA program from Arizona State University has an excellent placement record and graduates of the program will be equipped with skills such as critical thinking, argument construction and analytic writing. Alumni of the program have gone on to teach philosophy at community colleges, enter doctoral programs and work in areas such as medicine, law, government and publishing. 

Career examples include:

  • businessperson
  • computer programmer
  • counselor
  • educator
  • journalist
  • lawyer
  • politician
  • public policy analyst
  • publisher
  • writer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Epistemology
  • Perception
  • Probabilism
  • Studies in Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • Studies in Modern Philosophy
  • 20th and 21st Century Philosophers
  • History of Philosophy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

A full application requires:

  • online Graduate Admissions application
  • references
  • GRE scores
  • statement of purpose
  • writing sample
  • CV
  • transcripts 
  • TOEFL scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tempe Junction

900 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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