Each student at the Philosophy MA program at Carleton University can explore their own research interests in small-group or one-to-one graduate tutorials.
An exciting variety of graduate seminars is offered, with new topics added every year. They have included Kant, women and early modern philosophy, the Stoics on emotions, consciousness and agency, justice and equality, development ethics and philosophical naturalism.
As home to the Government, Parliament and Supreme Court of Canada, a world-class array of museums, galleries, and cultural festivals, multiple post-secondary educational institutions and many non-governmental organizations of academic interest, Ottawa provides students of philosophy with unique opportunities for the expansion of the mind. In collaboration with Carleton, the nation’s capital also regularly hosts visits and public lectures from such intellectual luminaries as Martha Nussbaum, Noam Chomsky, Margaret Atwood, Peter Singer, Michael Walzer, John Perry, Angela Davis and Daniel Dennett.
In recent years, about half of our graduates have gone on to PhD studies in Canada, the U.S. and Europe at such prestigious institutions as Oxford, Cornell and Brown. Others have entered a wide variety of occupations in the public and private sectors.
- Special Topic in Philosophy
- Tutorial in the History of Philosophy
- Tutorial in the Work of an Individual Philosopher
- Topics in Philosophy of Mind or Philosophy of Language
- Topics in Value Theory
- Topics in Ethics or Political Philosophy
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
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- An honours bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in philosophy, with at least a B+ average or higher.
International18463 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18463 CAD per year during 12 months.
National6657 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6657 CAD per year during 12 months.
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