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M.A. Program

McMaster offers a stand-alone two year M.A. Program. The mix of graduate courses and thesis research and writing is designed to prepare students for more advanced philosophical studies or for a professional career outside academia. The department offers a “fast-track” option, allowing students who are successful in their M.A. coursework to progress directly to the Ph.D. program after one year. Information about the program’s structure, funding, recent graduate course offerings, recent placement record, and how to apply may be accessed from the links below.

General information about our graduate programs

A brief description of the program; admissions, courses, thesis, and employment/placement information of recent graduates

An option for students wishing to move into the Ph.D. program after year one

A timeline summarizes a student’s progress through the M.A. program

An outline of the various funding opportunities for our program students

An overview of the theses and placement information for our recent M.A. graduates