12 months
1329 USD/credit 39870 USD/year
1329 USD/credit 39870 USD/year
966 USD/credit 28980 USD/year
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Temple University’s Department of Philosophy has strengths in several areas of philosophical study. The department has a rich history and continuing presence in the field of aesthetics as Monroe Beardsley and John Fisher were in the department for many years. 


The Philosophy department at Temple University also has expertise in European philosophy, epistemology, feminist philosophy, philosophy of mind, philosophy of race, and philosophy of science.a

The M.A. program is designed for students to begin advanced training in the field of Philosophy. Students may plan to continue with a Ph.D. program elsewhere, or may be satisfied with a master's degree for personal enrichment or for pre-college teaching. Students who plan at the outset to pursue the Ph.D. at Temple should apply to the Ph.D. The M.A. can be earned on the way to the Ph.D., if desired.

Interdisciplinary Study: The program encourages students in the M.A. program to engage in a limited amount of interdisciplinary coursework. Students generally take courses in African American Studies, Art History, English, Psychology, or Women’s Studies. A dual-degree program earning the M.A. in Philosophy/M.A. in Urban Bioethics is also now being offered with the Lewis Katz School of Medicine.

Affiliation(s): The Greater Philadelphia Consortium provides expanded course options for graduate work in Philosophy. Students enrolled in the M.A. program at Temple may take graduate courses at the University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University.

Future Career

M.A. graduates often find employment as teachers in community colleges and in other professions. For university teaching, the Ph.D. is necessary.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Topics in Philosophy
  • Intermediate Logic
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Feminist Epistemology and the Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Medicine
  • Special Topics in Philosophy
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Contemporary Ethical Theory
  • Feminist Ethics and Political Philosophy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Letters of Reference: 3
  • Statement of Goals: In approximately 500 to 1,000 words, address your interest in Temple's program, your research goals, your future career goals, and your academic and research achievements.
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Resume: A short curriculum vitae should be submitted with your application.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    39870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    28980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 966 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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