Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


This Department’s graduate programs are small and selective. They typically have eight to ten MA students and six to eight PhD students. Graduate students receive individual attention, and courses of study can be developed to suit individual interests. The atmosphere is unusually friendly, stimulating and supportive. There is a great deal of faculty/student interaction, not only in classes and weekly colloquia, but also informally.

Research Areas

They offer opportunity for study in a wide variety of fields in contemporary philosophy, including: ethics & metaethics, bioethics, epistemology, feminist theory, philosophy of mind and language, logic, philosophy of biology, and also support studies in several periods in the history of philosophy.

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Application Deadline

January 15th for admission with financial support, January 31st is the absolute deadline.

Contact Information

Subject Code: PHIL
Tel: 902-494-3810
Address: FASS Building, 6135 University Avenue,
Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 4P9
Graduate Coordinator: Letitia Meynell
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