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.
Job Prospects: M.A. graduates often find employment as teachers in community colleges and in other professions. For university teaching, the Ph.D. is necessary.
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Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
GRE: Required. Scores are typically in the 65 to 75% range on the verbal and quantitative sections.
This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.
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