Application Fee: $100 CDN (non-refundable)

All applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

An acceptable English Language Proficiency test score is required, if applicable.

For initial assessment purposes only, copies of unofficial transcripts (uploaded to your application) are acceptable and preferred. Transcripts are required from each institution for the entire academic history, whether or not degree has been awarded, including institutions attended on an exchange. If the English copy is a translation, please include the original language as well.

Degree Certificates – All international transcripts must be accompanied by degree certificates that indicate that the degree has been awarded.

Master of Arts

The M.A. program requirements provide three options for students:

  • 15 credit hours in Philosophy, a major thesis and an oral defense; or
  • 18 credit hours in Philosophy, and two research papers; or
  • 24 credit hours in Philosophy

Expected Duration

  • 1-2 years

Program Fees (Full Time)

Application Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a major in Philosophy, and a background in Philosophy roughly equivalent to 54 credit hours
  • Short Writing Sample if you wish to be considered for funding
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2

Application Deadlines

Canadian / US Applicants
Term Start Date Deadline*  
Winter 2022 January October 1, 2021 Apply
Fall 2022 September May 1, 2022 Apply


International Applicants
Term Start Date Deadline*  
Fall 2022 September December 1, 2021 Apply
Winter 2023 January April 1, 2022 Not Open Yet



*Applicants should submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Academic Calendar, Philosophy, M.A.

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