12 months
18942 USD/year
18942 USD/year
9398 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Philosophy program of Virginia Tech is one of the top terminal M.A. programs in philosophy in the United States. We offer core graduate training in philosophy in the broadly analytic tradition, with particular strengths in the history and philosophy of science and in ethics, social and political philosophy. 


Why choose this program?

  • The Philosophy program of Virginia Tech provides a broad grounding in metaphysics and epistemology, theory of value, and the history of philosophy. Our program also has a traditional and ongoing strength in the history and philosophy of science.In addition to the Philosophy M.A., we participate in Ph.D. programs in Science, Technology and Society (which offers a philosophy track), and in the Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Topics in the History of Philosophy
  • Intermediate Philosophy of Mind
  • Intermediate Metaphysics
  • Intermediate Epistemology 
  • Metaethics
  • History of Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • GRE Required 
  • TOEFL/ IELTS  (For all non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents)
  • Scanned copy of your college transcripts with your online application, then arrange for an official copy to be sent to us after you receive an offer of admission
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Ideally, a writing sample should be an undergraduate paper of about 15 pages, preferably from a philosophy course
  • A letter of interest (250-500 words) is required by the Department of Philosophy along with your latest Curriculum Vitae

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    18942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9471 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    18942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9471 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9398 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4699 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Blacksburg

1166 - 1906 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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