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31798 USD/year
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About

An MA in Philosophy from University of Tennessee Knoxville also prepares students to apply to a top philosophy PhD program or for a career as a teacher or an ethics consultant.

Overview

About this Degree from University of Tennessee Knoxville

Philosophy is an ancient discipline. It pursues systematic rational inquiry into human experience and the broader world. Its main subfields include: ethics, the study of what to do and how to live; metaphysics, the study of the nature of the world; and epistemology, the study of knowledge and understanding of the world. 

The history of philosophy is also an important subfield. Philosophy pursues its questions with a variety of methods. These have at their core commitment to precise, clear, and careful explanation, argument, and analysis; to the refusal of dogmatism; to ongoing openness to criticism; and to the production of a systematic and accurate view of both ourselves and the world in which we live. The serious study of philosophy broadens intellectual horizons. 

  • Thesis Option. This option includes a substantial independent research project that is conducted with guidance and supervision by a committee of faculty. The option is open to all philosophy MA students, and is especially recommended for those who intend to go on to pursue a PhD in philosophy.
  • Course Only with Comprehensive Exam Option. This option is open to all philosophy MA students, but it is not recommended for those who intend to go on to pursue a PhD in philosophy. It is suitable for those seeking a broad philosophical education, without ambition to become an academic researcher.

Programme Structure

Thesis Option

  • PHIL 500 (6 credit hours)
  • 24 credit hours of graduate course work of which at least two-thirds must be in courses at or above the 500-level. These must include the proseminar (PHIL 601).
Course Only with Comprehensive Exam (Non-thesis) Option
  • 30 credit hours of graduate course work of which at least two-thirds must be in courses at or above the 500-level. These must include the proseminar (PHIL 601).

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Domestic applicants may apply up to two weeks prior to the beginning of the desired term of entry

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.7
3 (recommended)
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a writing sample of approximately 5000-6000 words,
  • personal statement,
  • GRE scores,
  • transcripts from prior degree programs, and
  • three letters of recommendation.
  • While some prior experience in philosophy is necessary for admission, we are open to applications both with and without an undergraduate degree in philosophy.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31798 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    31798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31798 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13380 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Knoxville

885 - 1454 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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