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Philosophy, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #987 (BCR) Oxford, OH, United States
The M.A. is a two-year program designed to provide both broad competence in the history of philosophy and depth in specific areas of student choosing. 

Overview

Our various interests and specialties allow us to offer courses in the traditions of both Continental philosophy and Analytic philosophy, as well as in the history of philosophy generally, understood as the common ground of both traditions. Our graduate students are similarly diverse in the range of their philosophical interests.

The atmosphere is congenial and intellectually vital, and individual attention is readily available. The number of graduate students in residence at a given time has been about 6-8. Our seminars encourage intellectual community both among students and between faculty and students. We also have a lively colloquium series.

Accreditation

Miami University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of the United States. Miami's most recent accreditation review occurred in 2015.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, 
  • Ancient and Modern Philosophy, 
  • Feminist Theory, 
  • Epistemology. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 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

  • US equivalent Baccalaureate

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30052 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15026 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    12310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6155 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Oxford

  • 1095 - 1810 USD/month
    Living Costs

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