Students with an undergraduate degree may wish to further their education with a post-graduate degree such as a Master of Arts. The MA typically consists of the study of fine arts, philosophy, English, and various other topics. Students can then advance in their careers with a broader knowledge of their specific area of study. What is an MA in Philosophy? Among the oldest of human pursuits, philos… Read more
Students with an undergraduate degree may wish to further their education with a post-graduate degree such as a Master of Arts. The MA typically consists of the study of fine arts, philosophy, English, and various other topics. Students can then advance in their careers with a broader knowledge of their specific area of study.
What is an MA in Philosophy? Among the oldest of human pursuits, philosophy deals with some of the greatest questions regarding existence, such as “What is truth?” and “What is the nature of reality?” Graduates may not hold all of the answers, but they will have developed tools for exploring the questions, garnered in part through study of primary texts, discussion and lecture, and reflection and rigorous testing of hypotheses. Philosophy degrees may focus on particular areas and/or issues, such as religion or ethics, and applicants should be prepared to draft a clear statement outlining their particular interests.
Few degrees offer more opportunity for self-examination and high-level intellectual discourse. Philosophy majors tend to enjoy their work and apply their learning to their personal pursuits, as well as their professional lives. While a notoriously challenging discipline, philosophy instills academic rigor and critical thinking skills that transfer to many possible fields. Upon successfully completing a program, many graduates go on to earn PhDs.
Depending on the program, a Master’s in Philosophy may take up to two years, and the costs vary among different colleges. Some factors that play a role in cost are what country the school is in and whether it is a public or private institution.
A high number of graduates enter academia, at either the high school or college level; however, a philosophy degree tells employers that a graduate enjoys grappling with difficult problems, and that he or she has broad interests, as well as a high degree of intelligence. Thus, graduates may follow a great number of potential career paths, such as law, psychiatry, health administration, information technology, and the sciences. In addition, graduates often go on to become successful writers, entrepreneurs, and consultants.
Many colleges and universities offer a limited number of slots in their Philosophy programs, so it is important for potential students to apply as early as possible for consideration. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
The MA program in Political Philosophy is designed for students who are interested in philosophical reﬂection on the most complex and substantial issues underlying contemporar ... +
Starting from October 2016, the University of Turin offered a new MA program in philosophy completely taught in English: the Philosophy International Curriculum. The program a ... +
The School fosters critical thinking and explore the wider cultural and historical context of Buddhism in individual regions of Asia.
The MA in Philosophy is a 30 credit program providing students with advanced training in the history of philosophy and in central areas of current philosophical inquiry. The p ... +
The program focuses on logic and its applications in the philosophy of science, particularly in the foundations of mathematics, physics, linguistics, and the social sciences. ... +
This is a two-year research master programme aiming to provide students with various useful skills and insights needed to do independent intellectual work in philosophy at pos ... +
The Departments of Philosophy and Economics offer a leading and unique Master Programme in Philosophy & Economics in Europe. P&E will provide you with a rigorous educa ... +
This MA Philosophy is an excellent preparation for a PhD and a career in academia. It also develops critical reasoning, logic, and systematic approaches to problem solving, al ... +
The Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (PCC) graduate program is dedicated to re-imagining the human species as a mutually enhancing member of the Earth community.
The Master of Arts in Philosophy is perennially the highest-ranked of its kind in the United States. It has an excellent record of placing its students in the very best Ph.D. ... +
MA in Philosophy gives a systematic overview of the field of philosophy, theoretical developments, concepts and methods of philosophical research.
Training in the art of thinking.
The Research Master in Philosophy provides a challenging research-oriented program that prepares you to participate in the current debates in the international philosophical c ... +
The MA Philosophy at Leiden University integrates historical and systematic approaches to offer you an advanced training in philosophical methodologies as well as reason, logi ... +
The study of the history of philosophy is a historical as well as a philosophical discipline. It is philosophical because it seeks the origins of contemporary philosophical de ... +