Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies

Philosophy (MA)

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Program Information

School:Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Arts and Science
Field of Study:Philosophy
Description:The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Philosophy attracts students who wish to enhance their research skills and advance their scholarly interests. M.A. students gain a thorough grounding in philosophy from a variety of perspectives, including Anglo-American and Continental-European approaches as well as the history of philosophy.

The program may be completed in one to two years and is designed to prepare for doctoral studies in philosophy or other human and social sciences, CEGEP teaching, and further training in law or other non-academic fields. Given the philosophical insight it offers into societal problems and the broadly applicable skills of clarity of thought, critical reasoning, and careful reflection, the M.A. program often serves as a stepping stone to employment in teaching, law, public service, and business administration. The Department of Philosophy has an excellent placement record for graduating students.
URL:Philosophy (MA) at Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $24,985

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Students must hold a Bachelor's degree with 48 to 69 credits in philosophy. Typically, these credits would satisfy a breadth requirement, including courses in the history of philosophy; logic and critical thinking; ethics, political philosophy, or value theory; and metaphysics, epistemology, or philosophy of science.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 230] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90]
    Application Notes : All applicants must provide transcripts of their university academic records, three letters of recommendation, and their scores on the aptitude and advanced portions of the Graduate Record Examination (optional, but highly recommended). The first-language of applicants is considered when their GRE scores are reviewed. Applicants should write the GRE in October (or December at the latest) in order for their scores to reach us before our December 15th application deadline. Please note that the institution code for Concordia University is 0956 and that the scores should be sent to the Sir George Williams campus. Applicants who seek admission to the clinical training option must ask the authors of their recommendation letters to complete the supplemental form about the applicant's suitability for clinical work. Applicants to the clinical training option are also interviewed about their research and career interests.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 24, 2021

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