MA in Philosophy

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The MA Program in Philosophy  

The history of the University of Windsor begins with the founding of Assumption College in 1857. The college was affiliated with the University of Western Ontario in 1919. In the same year, it was authorized to offer courses leading to the Master of Arts in Philosophy.  

The M.A. program in Philosophy is the oldest graduate program at the University. The first M.A. degree in Philosophy conferred by Assumption College in affiliation with the University of Western Ontario was in 1931. In 1956 the College changed its name to Assumption University, and in 1962 the University of Windsor was incorporated by an act of the Ontario Legislature. The Philosophy Department was one of the original departments in the University, offering undergraduate and MA programs since the incorporation of the University of Windsor. 

The focus of the Philosophy M.A. at the University of Windsor is the study of social and political critique and the study of reasoning and argumentation. Our program prepares students for further scholarly and professional pursuits such as doctoral studies in philosophy or law school, as well as for a deeply engaged intellectual life.   


Graduate Studies at the University of Windsor 

Graduate Students come to Windsor for many reasons, but all receive opportunities to make important contributions through their research and professional development. UWindsor is a student-centered university that takes great pride in enabling people to make a better world through education, scholarship, research and engagement. 

The University of Windsor is a non-denominational, medium-sized, comprehensive institution. Approximately 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students attend programs as diverse as business, engineering, arts and social sciences, education, natural and human sciences, law and nursing. 

UWindsor fosters an environment of close cooperation between faculty and students, creating an atmosphere of excellence across all of its faculties to encourage lifelong learning, teaching, research and discovery. Its basic characteristics of openness, warmth and support make UWindsor a welcoming community for students and faculty from around the globe.