The Philosophy Department's Master of Arts in Philosophy is consistently ranked among the top philosophy programs in the United States, with most of its graduates accepted into top PhD programs. As a student in the MA in Philosophy Program, you will receive close mentorship from renowned faculty as well as hands on research opportunities. The program is designed for students who seek to deepen their understanding of philosophy and prepare for doctoral study.
As a student in the MA in Philosophy Program, you will learn from world renowned faculty and take courses in logic, normative philosophy, the history of philosophy, metaphysics, and epistemology. Recent graduates have enrolled in PhD programs in philosophy at Oxford, Harvard, Stanford, and Duke. Others have gone on to attend competitive law and JD/PhD programs. Read the full list of graduate placements here.
See Tuition and Financial Aid information for this GSAS Program. Note: This program is eligible for federal loans and Tufts tuition scholarships.
Please note that students receive $3,000 after completing the first-semester pedagogy seminar (which does not require work outside class).
After their first semester in the program, students can apply for a Teaching Assistantship. The department ordinarily can accommodate all MA candidates in good standing who wish to TA. Typically, they do not assign teaching assistantships to first-semester MA students.
The MA in Philosophy program offers courses in ethics, political and social philosophy (including feminism and philosophy of race), metaphysics, epistemology philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, aesthetics, continental philosophy (including Nietzsche and phenomenology), and the history of philosophy.