The Queen’s University Philosophy Department offers high quality graduate programs that aspire to give students both a solid general education in philosophy and opportunities for specialized work on topics of your choice. Our faculty is very productive in a broad range of areas of research. The small size of the graduate programs allows for individual attention and a collegial atmosphere.
The writing and analytic skills that our M.A. students develop have consistently made them very desirable candidates for jobs in both the public and private sectors, and sought-after applicants at the best Law Schools, professional M.A. and M.B.A. programs, and the most competitive Ph.D. programs in North America and Europe.
Application Deadline: February 2 to qualify for funding, but we will accept later applications
Notification of acceptance is in early March.
The Ph.D. program affords opportunities to pursue high-level studies and research and to work closely with members of our faculty. Many candidates also acquire valuable teaching experience while they are writing their theses and often have opportunities to take full responsibility for courses as teaching fellows.
"My Graduate experience at Queen’s has been exceptionally rewarding. The Philosophy department is both intimate and vibrant – offering the benefits of smaller classes with the advantages of a diverse faculty. The departmental life is further enriched by the internationally renowned academics that frequently speak at our weekly colloquiums. The professors here have shown themselves to be both supportive and challenging."
Coursework, research paper, and oral defence
Master’s students may arrange for a supervisor after your first term. Ph.D. students may arrange for a supervisor during your second year. There is no need to contact a supervisor in advance.
The five approved OCGS fields of study are:
Supervisors & areas of interest:
Graduates from our programs have found work in: university-level teaching positions, government sector work, and private sector work.
Our department will nominate students for internal awards. We encourage you to apply for external awards such as SSHRC and OGS awards. Queen’s issues an automatic $5,000 top-up award to winners of federal government tri-council awards.
If required, a TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based) or TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30); listening (20/30), for a total of 88/120. Applicants must have the minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score.
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