The MA in Philosophy at Western is a one-year fully funded program. Students take six one-term courses and write a 10,000 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.
Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:
In special circumstances, students whose specialization is not philosophy may be admitted, depending upon how relevant their discipline of training is to their intended program of study in philosophy.
Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:
In response to the recently imposed US Travel Ban, the Department of Philosophy at Western is extending its graduate program application deadline, and also waiving the application fee for anyone directly affected by the ban. We especially welcome applications from citizens of the seven countries affected by the US Travel Ban: Sudan, Syria, Somalia, Iran, Iraq, Libya and Yemen.