Saint Mary’s University – Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Graduate Studies and Research
923 Robie Street
Halifax, NS
Canada B3H 3C3

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Philosophy
Description The Philosophy Department at Saint Mary’s University has a small but thriving M. A. program which typically admits one or two students per year. We have particular strengths in ethics, social and political philosophy, epistemology, aesthetics, philosophy of education, history of late modern philosophy, and philosophy of science and its history. We seek to admit students who have a record of academic accomplishment in their Bachelor’s degree, whose research interests match those of our faculty. (See individual faculty members’ webpages for details.) Potential applicants are encouraged to consult the Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Shelagh Crooks, at to discuss their thesis topic prior to making a formal application to the program.
Website: Philosophy (MA) at Saint Mary’s University – Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Areas of Research: Argumentation Theory; Epistemology; Metaphysics; Philosophy of Science; History and Philosophy of Biology; Race, Gender, and Science; Bioethics; Applied Ethics (especially Professional, Bio-medical, and Business Ethics); Game Theory; Social Contract Theory; Aesthetics; Legal Theory (Jurisprudence); Ancient Philosophy; Epistemology; Meta-Ethics; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Mind; Ethical Issues in International Development; Ethical Theory; Legal Theory (Jurisprudence); Social Philosophy; Meta-Ethics; Utilitarianism; Contractarianism; Philosophy of Language
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 1 Year(s)
Cost per year:

National: $8,728.00

Enrolment #: 2

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80]

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Work Experience
  • Portfolio

Supplemental Form Research Proposal: Please submit a statement of no more than 500 words specifying your proposed thesis research interests. A statement of no more than 500 words of your philosophic interests and abilities. Two samples of academic or other written work in philosophy. (10-25 pages in length) Official transcripts for all universities and colleges attended. Three (3) recommendation forms. A current CV/Resume. Official Proof of English Language Proficiency (if required).