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.
We encourage students who plan to continue their studies at the doctoral level to write a research paper (option A). You’ll finish with a strong writing sample to submit with your application to a PhD program, and you may also submit the paper for graduate and professional conferences or journals.
If you have a Bachelor's degree in another discipline, with at least 24 credits in Philosophy, you may be eligible to undertake a qualifying year program. Please get in touch with our Graduate Program Director to discuss your options.
We’re committed to providing students the support they need to focus on their studies. Top students benefit from scholarships and teaching assistantships, and all students are eligible for conference awards and other funding.