Saint Mary's University

12 months
16751 CAD/year
7564 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Philosophy Department at Saint Mary’s University has a small but thriving MA program which typically admits one or two students a year. We have particular strengths in ethics, social and political philosophy, epistemology, aesthetics, philosophy of education, history of late modern philosophy, and philosophy of science and its history.


Graduate students in Philosophy from Saint Mary's University quickly become active participants in the life of the department, and regularly participate in local philosophical conferences and colloquia with department members. 

The department also offers opportunities for graduate students to be mentored in the theory and practice of teaching their discipline, through classroom observation, participation, curriculum development and delivery, and discussion. Generous fellowships are available, funded by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

The Benefits of Doing an MA in Philosophy at Saint Mary’s

  • Small, highly selective program with the promise of close research guidance
  • Access to all members of the department
  • Graduate fellowship support
  • Vibrant and collegial intellectual community
  • Teaching mentorship

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Metaphysics
  • Argumentation Theory
  • Advanced Topics in Applied Ethics
  • Feminist Philosophy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Honours bachelor’s degree in Philosophy or equivalent 
  • An online application form plus the $110 processing fee (non-refundable)
  • A supplemental form (if required by program)
  • Official proof of English language proficiency (if required)
  • Recommendation Forms
  • Official transcripts for all universities and colleges attended

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16751 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16751 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    7564 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7564 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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