University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Killam Centre for Advanced Studies, 2-29 Triffo Hall
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2E1


Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Philosophy
Description The Department of Philosophy at the University of Alberta is a small, but well-rounded department, offering programs leading to both the M.A. and the Ph.D. in Philosophy on a range of possible research areas. The M.A. degree requires course work and a thesis. Students with an honours B.A. degree in philosophy or the equivalent are required to complete six courses (two terms of course work). Those with less preparation may be required to take additional courses. Those with only a little background in philosophy may be admitted to a qualifying year of course work (typically eight courses), on the basis of which they may then be considered for the regular M.A. program. After completing their course work, M.A. students typically spend four to eight months writing a thesis of 60-80 pages.
Website: Philosophy at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 42 Month(s)
Cost per year:

This fee has been determined by the department.
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 79
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Transcripts and a writing sample (piece of academic work in Philosophy preferred) are also required.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 19, 2015