Programs:

Philosophy

Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy

Philosophy is used to clarify and interpret important concepts such as truth, God, mortality, beauty, knowledge and reality. These concepts play an important role in our self-understanding and our interpretation of the world.

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Degree Details

Master of Arts (M.A.)

McMaster offers a stand-alone two year M.A. Program. The mix of graduate courses and thesis research and writing is designed to prepare students for more advanced philosophical studies or for a professional career outside academia. Click on the links to the left for more information about our program.

Areas of Research

  • Social, Political and Legal Philosophy
  • Theoretical and Applied Ethics
  • History of Philosophy(Ancient and Modern)
  • Metaphysics and Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Language and Logic
Length:
2 years
Required Credential:
Honours Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Philosophy
Program Type:
Thesis
Program Options:
Full-Time, Part-Time
Typical Entry:
September
Typical Deadline:
February 1st, annually

Degree Options

Master of Arts (M.A.)Degree Details

Length:
2 years
Required Credential:
Honours Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Philosophy
Program Type:
Thesis
Program Options:
Full-Time, Part-Time

Doctorate (Ph.D.)Degree Details

Length:
4 years
Required Credential:
Master’s degree in Philosophy or a related degree
Program Options:
Full-Time, Part-Time