M.A. On Campus


University of California, Riverside

24 months
17696 USD/year
17696 USD/year
7628 USD/year
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The Philosophy Department at University of California, Riverside is a nationally ranked program with a genuinely pluralistic emphasis. We have strengths in specific areas of analytic philosophy, 19th and 20th-century European philosophy, and the history of philosophy (especially the eighteenth and nineteenth century).


For the last several years we have been ranked near the top worldwide in Agency Theory (or Philosophy of Action) and in 19th/20th Century Continental Philosophy, and we have strengths in Kant, the philosophy of mind and language, epistemology, the history of analytic philosophy, moral theory, legal theory and philosophy of religion. There is a large amount of interchange among the different areas of strength in the Department and most faculty work in multiple areas.

What you'll study

Philosophy from University of California, Riverside is a program where students can study both contemporary analytic and contemporary European philosophy, where there is a strong presence in the history of philosophy, and where no rigid barriers between these different areas of philosophy exist.We have been quite successful in placing our Ph.D. students, and prospective students are invited to review our Placement Record.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • A Proseminar For First-Year Graduate Students: Metaphysics and Epistemology
  • Workshop in Philosophy
  • Seminar in Philosophical Problems
  • Philosophical Texts
  • Seminar in Individual Philosophers
  • Seminar in Contemporary Philosophy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts from colleges or universities attended (Send unofficial transcripts during the application review process; admitted applicants will be required to send official transcripts)
  • A writing sample (10–15 pages long)
  • A statement of purpose (1–2 pages long)
  • A personal statement (1–2 pages long)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • The application fee is $105 for domestic applicants, $125 for international applicants.
  • We do not accept students interested in a terminal M.A. program. Thus, the application should be for admission to the Ph.D. program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17696 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8848 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    17696 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8848 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    7628 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3814 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Riverside

1100 - 1600 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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