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Philosophy, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, CA,
Loyola Marymount University’s M.A. Program in Philosophy provides an opportunity for students to acquire a solid grasp of the history of Philosophy, both Western and Eastern, and to pursue specialized studies of a range of philosophical issues and major figures.

About

Our program is designed for students who seek the comprehensive background and training required for admission to and success in a Ph.D. program in Philosophy, as well as for those who wish to complement their studies in related disciplines with the Master of Arts in Philosophy.

A special feature of our graduate program is the opportunity for students to acquire the skills associated with effective teaching as they broaden and deepen their philosophical understanding.

The M.A. Program at Loyola Marymount University is marked by three emphases:
  • the history of Philosophy, including recent and contemporary continental philosophy;
  • ethical studies;
  • philosophy informing and informed by the Catholic and Jesuit tradition.

Our students are invited to acquire a solid grasp of the history of philosophy and to pursue specialized studies of a range philosophical issues and figures. The program is designed for students who seek the comprehensive background and training required for admission to and success in a Ph.D. program in Philosophy, as well as for those who wish to complement their studies in related disciplines with the Master of Arts in Philosophy.

Special features of our M.A. Program are our commitment to imparting to students the skills associated with effective teaching as they broaden and deepen their philosophical understanding and our commitment to promoting our students' professional development in preparation for a career in the field of Philosophy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Plato, Kant, Kierkegaard, Environmental Philosophy
  • Marx, Philosophy of Friendship, Foucault, Hume, Aquinas, Augustine
  • Hegel, Heidegger, Topic in Phenomenology, Plotinus and Proclus, The Problem of Evil
  • Duns Scotus, Aristotle, Kant, Wittgenstein, Daoism & European Thought,
  • Philosophy of Science, Plato, Kierkegaard, Chinese Classics, Virtue Epistemology
  • Lonergan, Personalist Metaphysics, Husserl, Augustine, Contemporary French Philosophy
  • Hermeneutics, Hegel, Reflective Consciousness, Plotinus, Arendt
  • Aristotle, Platonism in the Middle Ages, Hume, Kant, Narrative & Ethics

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required 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 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).

General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts (two copies) of all colleges and universities attended
  • Official TOEFL score or IELTS score (for international students)
  • Two letters of recommendation (unless otherwise specified)
  • Official test scores (GMAT, GRE, CBEST, etc.)
  • Personal statement and/or resume
  • Program-specific forms, application or interview

Tuition Fee

  • National

    1111 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1111 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Based on :$1,111per unit

Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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