Students accepted into the competitive Master of Arts program will join one of Canada's most respected philosophy departments, with a strong placement record for both MA and PhD recipients.
Students may choose to deepen their understanding of the history and philosophy of science through a specialization offered in collaboration with the History departments; a second specialization in philosophy of religion provides advanced inquiry into the connections between philosophical and religious thought.
Students will engage with an active philosophical community that hosts a visiting speaker series and convenes regular research group meetings. All full-time students have office space in the department and access to computer facilities.
History and Philosophy of Science (MA only)
Philosophy of Religion (MA only)
Outcomes and next steps
Academia, law, public policy, research analysis, consulting, publishing.
A master’s degree in philosophy will give you the pre-requisite for a PhD.
All graduate students must pay general fees each year, as well as program fees.
Estimate for full-time students
Canadian and permanent resident
12 months of study
First 12 months of study
For first year of studies
General fees and program fees
General fees are annual and per-term fees. Annual fees are paid once per year, while per-term are paid each term (3 terms per year).
Program fees cover standard academic costs. Textbooks and other course material costs are not included.
What are annual continuing fees?
Domestic Continuing Fees: $1,627 CAD
International Continuing Fees: $3,693 CAD
Continuing fees apply after first full year of studies.
Thesis-based MA students are typically admitted with a funding guarantee. Financial support comes in the form of teaching assistantships and research scholarships.
Fees listed here are estimates only, and have been rounded to the nearest dollar. These amounts should not be considered accurate. All amounts are in Canadian Dollars.
Fees are subject to change.
For more details and the most accurate information go to the Academic Calendar
For more general information, see our Fees and Funding Guide
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