Wilfrid Laurier University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Philosophy (MA)

Wilfrid Laurier University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Field of Study:Philosophy
Length:12 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,869

Cost per year is for the 2019-2020 academic year (for 3 terms unless noted).


Explore metaphysical, epistemological, moral and political questions about selves, agency and communities. Our Master of Arts (MA) in Philosophy is the only program of its kind in Canada to have a thematic focus that explores questions about the nature of the self, its relation to others, and the nature and significance of human agency.

Philosophical questions about the self and human agency cut across traditional core areas of philosophy. So, while our program is distinctive in its special thematic focus, our small graduate seminars and student research projects span a broad range of the traditional philosophical fields. Our program draws students who want to work within metaphysics, epistemology or philosophy of mind (for example, on narrative theories of self, epistemic agency, or free will) as well as students who want to work within political philosophy and ethics (for example, on multiculturalism, climate ethics, or moral psychology). The thematic focus means that students working in diverse fields, and from different philosophical perspectives, can productively engage in discussion and learn from one another’s work.


Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio

  • A Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy degree (honours) or equivalent.
  • A minimum B+ average in your final year of undergraduate studies and a B+ cumulative average in all philosophy courses.
  • Applications are reviewed by the graduate program committee, which considers all prior university grades, a statement of interests, a writing sample and letters of reference.

* 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 December 12, 2019