M.A. On Campus

History and Philosophy of Science

24 months
42324 USD/year
42324 USD/year
24962 USD/year
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The graduate program in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Pittsburgh is committed to research and teaching in the historical and conceptual foundations of science. 


This interdisciplinary department offers courses and seminars that lead to MA and PhD degrees. It offers qualified students the opportunity to pursue an intensive course of study in the historical and philosophical dimensions of science. 

Career Prospects

We offer a master degree in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Graduate training includes course work in history of science, philosophy, logic, and often in the sciences. It is possible to work out a program that leads to a master's degree in one of these fields, while pursuing the PhD degree in history and philosophy of science. 

Graduate seminars are supplemented by a Colloquium in History and Philosophy of Science, by the visitors and activities of the Center for Philosophy of Science, and by the Archives of Scientific Philosophy (Carnap, De Finetti, Reichenbach, Ramsey). Students may also take courses offered by the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University without paying additional tuition.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Special Topics in History of Science
  • Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics 
  • Philosophy of Climate Science
  • Philosophy of Psychiatry
  • The Epistemology of Experimental Practice
  • The mechanical philosophy of the 17th centur

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form
  • Application fee ($75)
  • Transcripts of previous academic work
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of career objectives
  • One sample of written work, PREPARED FOR ANONYMOUS REVIEW
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores required for international applicants who are non-native English speakers unless you are a citizen of a country where the national language is English, or you have graduated from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or from an institution where both the language of instruction is English and the official national language of the country in which the institution is located is English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    42324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    24962 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24962 USD per year during 24 months.

Part-time: LOCAL: $1,003 per credit NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: $1,728 per credit

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 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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