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Philosophy MA

Admission Requirements

  • Honours degree in philosophy, or its equivalent.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Additional Admission Requirements

Qualified applicants requiring prerequisite courses may be required to take up to 12 undergraduate credits in addition to and as a part of the regular graduate program. Applicants with deficiencies in their undergraduate preparation may be required to take a qualifying program.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

Please see the Philosophy Courses page for course descriptions.

Philosophy MA (45 credits)

Option A : Philosophy MA Research Thesis

PHIL 693 Research Thesis (27.00)

Option B : Philosophy MA Monograph Thesis

PHIL 696 Monograph Thesis (27.00)

History of Philosophy Courses

PHIL 607 Kant (3.00)
PHIL 609 Selected Topics in the History of Philosophy (3.00)
PHIL 612 Ancient Philosophy (3.00)
PHIL 613 Medieval Philosophy (3.00)
PHIL 614 Modern Philosophy (3.00)
PHIL 615 19th-Century Philosophy (3.00)
PHIL 616 Selected Topics in the History and Philosophy of Science (3.00)
PHIL 617 Origins of Analytic Philosophy (3.00)
PHIL 618 Origins of Continental Philosophy (3.00)

Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy, or Social and Political Philosophy Courses

PHIL 621 Value Theory (3.00)
PHIL 623 Issues in Ethical Theory (3.00)
PHIL 624 Moral Problems (3.00)
PHIL 625 Aesthetics (3.00)
PHIL 626 Political Philosophy (3.00)
PHIL 627 Marx (3.00)
PHIL 628 Philosophy of Law (3.00)
PHIL 631 Theories of Justice (3.00)
PHIL 632 Environmental Philosophy (3.00)
PHIL 633 Selected Topics in Value Theory (3.00)

Metaphysics, Epistemology, or Philosophy of Science Courses

PHIL 634 Selected Topics in Epistemology (3.00)
PHIL 641 Philosophical Foundations of Biology (3.00)
PHIL 643 Selected Topics in Metaphysics (3.00)
PHIL 644 Philosophy of Science (3.00)
PHIL 645 Philosophy of Mathematics (3.00)
PHIL 646 Philosophy of Language (3.00)
PHIL 647 Philosophy of Mind (3.00)
PHIL 648 Philosophy of Social Science (3.00)
PHIL 649 Phenomenology (3.00)
PHIL 652 Selected Topics in Logic (3.00)
PHIL 656 Selected Topics in Analytic Philosophy (3.00)
PHIL 658 Selected Topics in Continental Philosophy (3.00)
PHIL 659 Selected Topics in Metaphysics, Epistemology, or Philosophy of Science (3.00)

To be classified each year by the graduate program director

PHIL 672 Tutorial (3.00)
PHIL 678 Topics in Current Research (3.00)
PHIL 698 The Teaching of Philosophy (3.00)

Additional Degree Requirements

Cognate Courses. Students may enrol in certain courses in the Departments of Education, Political Science, and Religions and Cultures with permission of the Philosophy Graduate Program Director and the second department involved.

Cross-registration. Graduate students in philosophy at Concordia University may take for credit the equivalent of 6 credits at the Université de Montréal, McGill University, or the Université du Québec à Montréal. Courses taken elsewhere may be accepted as credit for one graduate-level course in the Department of Philosophy.

Permission for such a substitution must be granted by the Graduate Program Director in the Department of Philosophy, and approval from the other university or department involved must be obtained.

Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
  2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (3 terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.
  3. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for further details regarding the Time Limits.
  4. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70.

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