The University of Saskatchewan offers a friendly and supportive environment in which to pursue an MA degree in Philosophy. Students enjoy small seminar classes and one-on-one contact with faculty members. The department is active in the Canadian philosophical community; its members include the former Anglophone Editor of Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review and former the Associate Web Editor for the Canadian Philosophical Association. Locally, the department collaborates with the Women's and Gender Studies Program and the Graduate College’s Interdisciplinary Studies Program. We have regular departmental seminars, visiting speakers, social gatherings, and other events in which our students are encouraged to participate as part of their graduate education.
The department offers courses in core areas of faculty expertise and thesis supervision in most areas of philosophy. Faculty members have research interests which give the department special strengths in metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, 18th- and 19th-century philosophy, ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, and aesthetics. Applications are particularly welcome from students interested in pursuing topics in these areas of study.
Residency for the MA degree is one year, although two years is the normal completion time. Students pursuing the MA-with-thesis option normally do their coursework in the first year and complete their thesis in the second year; students pursuing the MA-by-coursework option normally do half their coursework in the first year and half their coursework in the second year. The University of Saskatchewan has approximately 1000 faculty and 20,000 students. The University Library subscribes to all the major journals in the field and fully sustains graduate research in the department's areas of interest.
Scholarships and teaching assistantships of up to $18,000 per calendar year for the MA are available to qualified applicants on a competitive basis; funding may also be supplemented by additional departmental grading awards. Applications will be accepted at any time, but in order to maximize one’s opportunities for funding, a complete application with all supporting documents should be received by February 1st.
Admission to the Master’s program normally requires an honours undergraduate degree in Philosophy, or equivalent, although students with strong academic credentials who do not meet this requirement may also be accepted.Graduates of the program have gone on to PhD work at some of the top programs in North America and Europe. The department also participates in the Interdisciplinary Studies PhD Program, in which philosophical studies of an interdisciplinary nature may be pursued. Those seeking admission to the PhD program should visit the College of Graduate Studies and Research’s Interdisciplinary Studies website for further information.
Application materials and requests for information should be sent to:
Department of Philosophy
University of Saskatchewan
9 Campus Drive,