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: Master
Field of Study: Philosophy
Description The Department offers programs leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The fields in which advanced study may be pursued include ethics; social and political philosophy; aesthetics; feminist philosophy; logic; decision theory; philosophy of science, including philosophy of physics, biology, and cognitive science; epistemology; philosophy of language; philosophy of mind; metaphysics; ancient philosophy; modern philosophy from the 17th to the 20th century; and contemporary European and Anglo-American philosophy. Inquiries concerning possible subjects for research should be directed to the Graduate Coordinator. The Department is prominent in regional, national and international philosophical communities. Faculty and students participate regularly in the annual meetings of the Canadian and Western Canadian Philosophical Associations and of the various Divisions of the American Philosophical Association, as well as in the meetings of many other conferences and associations. In recent years, the Department has hosted the congresses of the Western Canadian Philosophical Association, of the Society for Exact Philosophy, and of the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, as well as organizing several conferences on specific themes. Department members serve as officers and committee members of several philosophical associations, such as the Pacific APA, and as journal editors for publications including the Canadian Journal of Philosophy.
Website: Philosophy at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(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 (academic piece in Philosophy preferred) is 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