University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

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School:University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Field of Study:Philosophy
Description:The Department offers programs leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The fields in which advanced study may be pursued include ethics; social and political philosophy; aesthetics; feminist philosophy; logic; decision theory; philosophy of science, including philosophy of physics, biology, and cognitive science; epistemology; philosophy of language; philosophy of mind; metaphysics; ancient philosophy; modern philosophy from the 17th to the 20th century; and contemporary European and Anglo-American philosophy. Inquiries concerning possible subjects for research should be directed to the Graduate Coordinator.

The Department is prominent in regional, national and international philosophical communities. Faculty and students participate regularly in the annual meetings of the Canadian and Western Canadian Philosophical Associations and of the various Divisions of the American Philosophical Association, as well as in the meetings of many other conferences and associations. In recent years, the Department has hosted the congresses of the Western Canadian Philosophical Association, of the Society for Exact Philosophy, and of the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, as well as organizing several conferences on specific themes. Department members serve as officers and committee members of several philosophical associations, such as the Pacific APA, and as journal editors for publications including the Canadian Journal of Philosophy.
URL:Philosophy at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,645

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*79

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

    At minimum, applicants require an appropriate previous degree or its academic equivalent from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta with a 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale on the most recent two years of full-time study.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

    TOEFL, PTE or MELAB scores should be submitted when applicable.

    Application Notes : TOEFL, PTE or MELAB scores should be submitted when applicable.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Transcripts and a writing sample (academic piece in Philosophy preferred) is also required.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * 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 October 11, 2019