Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

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Philosophy (MA)

Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Faculty:Department of Philosophy
Field of Study:Philosophy
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,657
National: $6,976


Each small incoming class to our Master of Arts (MA) degree begins with a pro-seminar to understand relations and interactions between the Department’s two broad strengths in contemporary philosophy: philosophy of mind, language, and knowledge; and moral, social, and political philosophy. Students acquire graduate-level research competency in one or both of these fields, or in history of philosophy. Each of our students can explore their own research interests in small-group or one-to-one graduate tutorials.


Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
The minimum requirement for admission to the master's program is a B.A. Honours degree (or the equivalent) in Philosophy, with at least B+ standing (or the equivalent). Students who have not successfully completed an introductory logic course in philosophy (equivalent to Carleton’s PHIL 2001) at the time of their application will be required to complete PHIL 2001 (or an equivalent) successfully prior to registration or as part of their first year of study. If required, completion of a logic course is extra to the degree requirements.

Qualifying-year and M.A. applicants from an institution other than Carleton University must submit two papers.

* 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 September 01, 2022