• The MA in Philosophy at the University of Windsor focuses on studies in social and political critique, broadly construed, and in reasoning and argumentation.
  • Our program prepares students for further scholarly pursuits such as doctoral studies in philosophy or law school, and for careers in public service, public relations, policy analysis, education, or research.
  • It provides resources for a deeply engaged intellectual, professional, and civic life.
  • Our low teacher-student ratio ensures close interaction and promotes collegiality.
  • The majority of the Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric’s (CRRAR’s) current members are philosophers. 
  • The University of Windsor’s Philosophy department is recognized worldwide as the centre of research in informal logic and argumentation. Visit
  • Students can expand their formal philosophical education by participating in the department’s lively in-house speakers series, as well as the external speaker series, and the student-organized Philosophy Club.

There are two main avenues to the MA degree:

a) Coursework stream

b) Major paper stream

Visit the Philosophy webpage for more details on these options. 

Faculty Research Interests

  • Argumentation theory
  • Contemporary European Philosophy
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Epistemology
  • Ethics
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Informal Logic
  • Indigenous Philosophy
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Rhetoric
  • Social & Political Philosophy

Program Specific Admission Requirements

Deadline for Fall: July 1

Deadline for Winter: November 1

Deadline for Summer: -

Minimum GPA:  73% (coursework stream); 73% overall on the last two full years, with 75% on last two years of Philosophy courses (major paper stream)

Minimum TOEFL: IBT-100

Minimum IELTS: 7.0

Minimum Pearson: 68

Additional Requirements

A Statement of Research Interest/Study Plan (under 500 words)

A sample of philosophical writing

Two letters of reference

General admission requirements for all Graduate Programs

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