Philosophy, M.A. | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, United States
24 months
42324 USD/year
42324 USD/year
24962 USD/year
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The Department of Philosophy, in close cooperation with the larger philosophical community of the University of Pittsburgh, offers a broad graduate program in philosophy, oriented primarily toward the doctoral degree. 


There is also a smaller master’s degree program for students who wish to pursue philosophy as a secondary degree in addition to their primary study at the University.

We offer a master degree in Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh. Other areas of ongoing interest include social and political philosophy, feminism, and Marxism. Although many figures in the history of philosophy are actively studied and taught in the department, a few may be singled out as the focus of especially wide attention, including Plato, Aristotle, the Hellenistic philosophers, Descartes, Kant, Hegel, Frege, and Wittgenstein.

The department’s courses, topical offerings, and coverage are unusually broad, not merely because the faculty is relatively large, but also because nearly every member of the department has more than one area of specialization—often several. 

Particular strengths:

  • History of philosophy—especially ancient, modern, and 19th-century philosophy
  • Metaphysics, epistemology, and the philosophy of language
  • History and philosophy of science, including (but not limited to) the foundations of modern physics
  • Ethics, value theory, and moral psychology
  • Formal philosophy and philosophical logic
  • Mathematics (both foundationally and historically motivated)
  • Philosophy of mind

Programme Structure

  • The Department of Philosophy collaborates with the Department of Classics and the Department of History & Philosophy of Science in offering a joint program in Classics, Philosophy, & Ancient Science. 
  • The philosophical climate is further enriched by the presence of the Center for Philosophy of Science, which has visiting fellows in residence each year, and by the graduate programs in philosophy at neighboring Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Form
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official Transcripts of all Undergraduate and Graduate Work
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Writing Sample
  • Application Fee
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (Non-native English speakers)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    42324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    24962 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24962 USD per year during 24 months.

Part-time: LOCAL: $1,003 per credit NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: $1,728 per credit

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

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