Applying to the MA Program

The normal requirement for admission to the program is a first-class degree in Philosophy (normally an honours degree) or the equivalent.

Students with strong combinations of Philosophy and related disciplines can also be considered for admission.

Programs are sometimes arranged to include some undergraduate work in areas not already covered in earlier academic experience.

For further information:

Please contact the Department's Graduate Officer, Dr. Seamus O'Neill at

Admission Deadlines

For financial support:
Candidates for admission are encouraged to apply by Feb. 1 to ensure eligibility for financial support.

General admission deadline for entering in September:
May 1.

Applications must be accompanied by:

  • two letters of appraisal from academic referees
  • a sample of writing in Philosophy, e.g., a course essay

Online Application Form


Department of Philosophy

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000