Yale University

M.A. On Campus
12 months
43300 USD/year
43300 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Yale Yale University Philosophy Department offers a wide range of courses in various traditions of philosophy, with strengths and a well-established reputation in the history of philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of art as well as other central topics. 


Learning outcomes

The Philosophy department at Yale University aims, first, at developing the philosophical capacities and interests of each student, and, second, at offering a diverse program of instruction dealing with philosophers and philosophical issues both historically and in terms of the logic of arguments. Attention is also given to the bearing of philosophical ideas within other disciplines.

Incoming graduate students are assigned a faculty mentor. The faculty mentor meets with the student at the beginning of each semester to discuss course selection, and at other times as requested. At the end of the fourth semester, the faculty mentor meets with the student to give recommendations about which of the term papers might be turned into qualifying papers.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • metaphysics
  • theory of knowledge
  • philosophy of mind
  • philosophy of language
  • philosophy of science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) prior to matriculation at Yale.
  • A statement of purpose.
  • Unofficial transcripts for each prior college or university attended.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Application fee (please refer to Fees section).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43300 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    43300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43300 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Updated over a year ago

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Yale University


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