Philosophy

Master of Arts (MA)



Program Websites


Program Contact

Meghan Magowan (Graduate Program Coordinator) and Angela Mendelovici (Graduate Chair) (philgradoffice@uwo.ca)

Department of Philosophy

Western University
Stevenson Hall Rm 3148
London, Ontario N6A 5B8

t. 519-661-2111 ext. 85744
f. 519-661-3922

The MA in Philosophy at Western is a one-year program. Students take six one-term courses and write a 10,000-word research paper over the summer (which may, but need not, develop work from one of their courses).

Each year, the courses available reflect the strengths and diversity of interests of the faculty, which collect along five principal fields: feminist philosophy; history of philosophy (ancient, medieval and modern); moral, political and legal philosophy; philosophy of mind and language; and philosophy of science (including mathematics and logic).

For details about our fields of research, please visit: https://www.uwo.ca/philosophy/graduate/Fields%20of%20Research/index.html.

Program Length

  • 3 Terms

Program Design

  • Full-time study
  • Project-based

Funding Information

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships (if eligible):

Admission Requirements

For details about our admission requirements, please visit: https://www.uwo.ca/philosophy/graduate/admissions/admission_requirements/index.html

English Language Proficiency

For details about our English language proficiency requirements, please visit: https://grad.uwo.ca/admissions/international.html

Application Deadline

  • January 7 - Acceptance notification in late February

Fields of Research

  • Feminist Philosophy
  • History of Philosophy
  • Moral, Political and Legal Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Mind & Language
  • Philosophy of Science