An MA in Philosophy will help you wrestle with some of humanity's most significant concerns such as: the basis of knowledge, logic, ethical action, human rights, global justice, and understanding our relationship with the environment. The central focus of philosophy is developing conceptual frameworks and tools to address fundamental questions about reality, life, and knowledge. At Concordia, we examine these questions through analytic philosophy, history of philosophy, continental philosophy, and comparative philosophy. Our students are studying topics such as global justice, Kant’s metaphysics, the natures of science and humility, Merleau-Ponty and Levinas’ ethics, and multi-valued logics. Students in the program are well-placed to continue in doctoral studies, with many now teaching at universities around the world. Whatever your path in life, our philosophy MA offers invaluable assets: skills in clear thinking and careful reasoning, coupled with a knowledge of the history of ideas.
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 Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.
Late applications: Priority will be given to applications submitted on time. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
Tuition & funding
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Competitive funding packages in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.