Philosophy

Philosophy

The Graduate Program in Philosophy offers rigorous training for MA students in preparation for admission to PhD programs, and supports PhD students in developing a professional research profile.  Our program specializes in a number of research areas, including: (i) ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of law; (ii) philosophy of cognitive science, mind, and language; (iii) history of 19th and 20th century philosophy; and (iv) philosophy of science and epistemology.

Our program teaches both traditional and interdisciplinary methods, including empirical, conceptual, and applied approaches.  Faculty in the graduate program also engage in ongoing discourse with researchers in other disciplines, including law, psychology, neuroscience, and healthcare.  Students may complement their training with graduate diplomas, including the Diploma in Value Theory and Applied Ethics and the Neuroscience Graduate Diploma.

Degrees Offered


MA


Program Length (Full-time)

3 term(s)


Program Length (Part-time)

6 term(s)


Program Component(s)

  • Comprehensive examination(s)
  • OR Thesis


Minimum Required GPA

B+


Fall Entry

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Deadline - Fall (All Applicants)

2022-01-15

English Proficiency Requirement

Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Distinction
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with distinction
CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC
Minimum CAE ScoreB
Duolingo125
PTE Academic76

PhD


Program Length (Full-time)

15 term(s)


Program Length (Part-time)

18 term(s)


Program Component(s)

  • Qualifying examination(s)
  • AND Dissertation


Minimum Required GPA

B+


Fall Entry

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Deadline - Fall (All Applicants)

2022-02-15

English Proficiency Requirement

Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Distinction
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with distinction
CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC
Minimum CAE ScoreB
Duolingo125
PTE Academic76

MA/Juris Doctor


Program Component(s)

  • Course work


Minimum Required GPA

A

Additional Admission Requirements

Required Forms

Application Form
Recommendation Form and
Supplementary Information Form
(Accessed through MyFile; forms will be available within 72 hours after you submit your application.)

Number of Recommendation(s)

  • 3 recommendation(s)

Other Requirements

  • MA
    • Resumé or CV
    • Statement of interest
    • A 5,000-word paper or two shorter papers
  • PhD
    • Resumé or CV
    • Statement of interest
    • Major paper or chapter of MA thesis

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