Philosophy, University of Windsor

University of Windsor Canada

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CAD 27000 per year

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July, November

International course fees
CAD 27000 per year

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About Philosophy at University of Windsor

The Windsor M.A. program is small and offers the benefit of frequent and close contact with professors and fellow students. Our aim is to give our students solid individualized M.A. instruction--whether their intention is to continue elsewhere for a Ph.D., or to spend a year or two deepening their understanding of philosophy.

We have three avenues to the M.A. degree:

(1) eight graduate courses

(2) six graduate courses plus a major paper;

(3) four graduate courses plus a thesis (with permission)

All students must take the departmental seminar and pass a Master's examination which is based on it. We offer six graduate courses per year. Up to two courses may also be taken from outside of Philosophy, but this option is available only for students in the major paper or course-based streams. Course offerings at the graduate level reflect the research interests of our faculty. A major paper (approximately 40-60 pages plus bibliography) topic often grows out of coursework. By contrast, a thesis topic and committee must be established early on, and a proposal of 300-500 words plus bibliography approved in the first or second full-time semester. Theses are typically 80-120 pages plus bibliography.

We have faculty with research interests in Argumentation Theory, Contemporary European Philosophy, Epistemology, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Informal Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Rhetoric, and Social and Political Philosophy.

The MA - JD Program

Students already admitted to the Law School may defer their admission by one year to complete the requirements of the MA program in Philosophy. For further information, interested students should contact the Graduate Coordinator for Philosophy and the Admissions Office in the Faculty of Law.

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    Course startsJuly, NovemberDomestic course feesCAD 27000 per yearInternational course feesCAD 27000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Fees are an estimation and are based on tuition for sixteen (16) months or four (4) academic terms. Does not include Incidental Fees ($2,000*), Textbooks ($2,000*), Living Expenses and Meals ($12,000*).

* Incidental Fees, Textbooks, Living Expenses and Meals are approximate.

Entry requirements

Students accepted into our M.A. candidate year require an honours degree in philosophy or its equivalent. At Windsor, the honours degree includes 16-20 one-semester courses in philosophy. Students with fewer philosophy courses are usually required to complete a "make-up" or qualifying year or semester before proceeding to candidate year. Students having questions about admission requirements are encouraged to contact the department.


You may apply for admission at any time and those accepted may enter the program in either September or January. However, those who apply by mid-January for entry the following September are usually better positioned for receiving scholarships.

International Students

The Windsor Philosophy MA program regularly includes students from the U.S.A. and all over the world. Plenty of information and assistance can be found at the International Student Centre.

Additional Materials: A Statement of Interest (under 500 words). A sample of philosophical writing.

English Language Proficiency

The following are many different types of English proficiency tests that the university accepts with the minimum required scores:

TOEFL - 250, IBT-100

IELTS: 7.0

Pearson: 68

ELIP: For more information on ELIP, click here:

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