Philosophy, M.A. | University of California, Santa Cruz | Santa Cruz, United States
12 months
15102 USD/year
15102 USD/year
14178 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Philosophy from University of California, Santa Cruz distinctive profile emerges from its approach to the study of philosophy, including an interest in the history of philosophy as an indispensable background to the main areas of contemporary concern in the discipline. 


At Philosophy from University of California, Santa Cruz among the faculty’s main contemporary interests are those topics commonly pursued in any high-ranking research and teaching program, and particularly those comparable to departments of philosophy at other UC’s: including for example research and teaching interests in philosophy of science, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, epistemology, philosophy of language, philosophy of religion, ethics and moral psychology.  

Graduates with Philosophy from University of California, Santa Cruz will gain knowledge in:

  • History of Philosophy, including ancient, early modern, Kant, 19th century,
  • History of 20th century philosophy (analytic, continenal, and combined).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Autism
  • Probability And Confirmation
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy Of Language
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy Of Psychology
  • Making Up The Mind
  • Philosophy Of Religion
  • Ethics, Nature, And Natural Selection
  • Poststructuralism
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Philosophical Matters Of Scientific Practice
  • History Of Consciousness

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts
  • Supplemental Materials
  • Recommendations 
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation are required, up to 5 may be submitted.
  • General test GRE scores are required
  • ​Résumé
  • Writing sample:  4,000 - 6,000 words. 
  • A Statement of purpose is required: Please describe your plans for graduate study or research (including who and what) and for your future occupation or profession. Recommended length is 500 - 1,000 words.
  • A Personal History Statement is also required

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15102 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15102 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    15102 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15102 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14178 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Santa Cruz

1710 - 2560 USD /month
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