Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
512 Tory Building, 1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1S 5B6


Program Information
Faculty: Department of Philosophy
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Philosophy
Description The M.A. degree offered by the Philosophy Department of Carleton University is a five-credit program, normally requiring four terms of study. Either three or four of these credits are gained through course work, depending on whether a student chooses to do a thesis (two credits) or a research essay (one credit). One credit consists of a graduate proseminar that all students take. The remaining credits are earned by a combination of seminars and tutorials (the latter consist of small group instruction on topics selected by the students). The Department offers tutorial courses in most major areas of philosophy. Some seminars may be taken at the University of Ottawa. In recent years, about half the graduates of the program have gone on to Ph.D. studies in Canada, the U.S.A. and Europe. Others have pursued other doctoral degrees or entered a wide variety of other occupations. The program is designed for both kinds of student. Students may enter the program in September or January and may study either full- or part-time.
Website: Philosophy at Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 77
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio

* 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 18, 2015