Graduate Programs

The Master of Arts in Philosophy is consistently among the highest-ranked of its kind in the United States. It has an established record of placing its students in strong PhD programs in philosophy. Our program is ideal for students whose undergraduate preparation might not qualify them for a competitive doctoral program. We also have a record of placing our students in competitive law and JD/PhD programs. The master's is designed to be finished in two years, but some students elect to stay a third year.

Each year at least six seminars are offered, typically on faculty research interests, which include social ontology, philosophy of biology, metaethics, ordinary language philosophy, and special topics in the history of philosophy.

Students are required to complete 12 courses, including an intensive logic course and a graduate writing seminar. No Thesis is required. For more details, see Program Requirements.


MA in Philosophy

Our highly-ranked Master of Arts program prepares students for competitive PhD programs in Philosophy. 

Fifth-Year Master’s Degree Program: BA/MA in Philosophy

Our Combined Degree program allows Tufts undergraduates the opportunity to obtain a master's degree in philosophy in combination with their bachelor's in 5 years.


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