Philosophy, M.A. | University of Waterloo | Waterloo, Canada
24 months
15392 AUD/year
4508 AUD/year
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At University of Waterloo, we are a vibrant, well established graduate program with strengths across an unusually wide range of areas including a specialized PhD program in Applied Philosophy, the only one of it's kind in Canada.


In the Philosophy programme from University of Waterloo, we give strong support to our students on the job market, whether academic, alt-academic, or outside academia. We encourage students who want to apply philosophical thinking beyond academia. Our graduates go on to work in healthcare, government, law, corporate 

Key Features 

  • We have a lively and engaged graduate community, which has been running its own graduate conference series for over 20 years.  
  • We also host monthly socials where grad students and faculty get a chance to interact informally.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Philosophy Of Quantum Theory
  • Pandemic Philosophy
  • Optimization
  • Seminar In Cognitive Science
  • Ignorance
  • Ethics Of Care
  • Politics For A Non-ideal World

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The average required for admission is 78%.
  • From normal undergraduate programs in Philosophy: the normal background for MA students is that provided by the four-year Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) at the University of Waterloo.
  • Students who have completed a MA in Philosophy should apply to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program. Students who have completed other advanced degrees in Philosophy or who have already completed work at another PhD program may be given advanced status in the PhD program.
  • Three academic references.
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable. TOEFL 100 (writing 26, speaking 26), IELTS 7.5 (writing 7.0, speaking 7.0)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15392 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7696 AUD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4508 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2254 AUD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Waterloo

810 - 1447 CAD /month
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