12 months
27520 CAD/year
6210 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Philosophy program at the University of Toronto is offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science.


About this Degree

The Philosophy MA at the University of Toronto may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.

Applicants should consult the department's web page for complete details on graduate programs, course offerings, short academic profiles of graduate faculty, and application procedures.

Programme Structure

  • At least 1.0 FCE in the history of philosophy.

  • At least 1.0 FCE in the problems of philosophy.

  • 1.0 FCE designated courses only for MA students. One 0.5 FCE in the broad area of ethics/politics and the other 0.5 FCE in the broad area of metaphysics and epistemology. Either could be historical. 

  • Each MA student is assigned an advisor who will recommend a suitable program of philosophy courses. The student's choice of courses must be approved by the department.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


3 alternative credits

3.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs)


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Philosophy's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Admission requires an appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university. Applicants must have a strong background in philosophy (roughly equivalent to an undergraduate major), with an average grade of at least a mid-B in the applicant's overall program and at least an A– in the applicant's philosophy courses.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must complete the Test of English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27520 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27520 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6210 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6210 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
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