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Philosophy Program Information

The University of Manitoba offers an M.A. degree in philosophy.

Supplemental Regulations

Individual units may require specific requirements above and beyond those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and students should consult unit supplemental regulations for these specific regulations on the Graduate Studies website at

M.A. in Philosophy

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements are those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this Calendar.

Application Deadlines

Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation (if applicable) by the date indicated in the following table:


Start Date





May 1

December 1



September 1

April 1

Those applying for major financial awards should apply no later than January 15 for programs of study commencing in September.

Program Requirements

Minimum program requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies are found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this Calendar. Students have three options:

  • 15 credit hours in Philosophy, and a major thesis; or
  • 18 credit hours in Philosophy, and two research papers; or
  • 24 credit hours in Philosophy.

All students must complete GRAD 7500 Academic Integrity Tutorial (0 credit hours). Students newly admitted to a graduate program must successfully complete this course within the first term of registration, unless the course has been completed previously.

Second Language Reading Requirement: A reading knowledge of one foreign language will be required if the thesis topic requires it.

Expected Time to Graduate: Students with undergraduate concentration in Philosophy equivalent to approximately nine full courses (54 credit hours) can complete the M.A. degree in one year. Students with a lesser degree of undergraduate concentration will need more than one year to complete the degree.

Ph.D. in Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy does not currently offer a Ph.D. Program.