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McMaster University

Updated

November 12, 2017

Department Name

Philosophy

Department Chair

Elisabeth Gedge,
Dr.

Degrees Offered

Ph.D., Terminal Masters

Areas of Specialization Offered

History / Traditions, Ancient Philosophy, Continental/European Philosophy (including Kant), Science Logic and Mathematics, Bioethics, Feminist Philosophy, History & Philosophy of Science (HPS), Meta-Ethics, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Social and Political Philosophy, Value Theory

Financial Aid

Teaching Fellowships:
2
Non-Teaching Fellowships:
4
Teaching Assistantships:
50
Scholarships:
50
Students teaching their own classes:
3
Other Financial Information:
All graduate students admitted are given a scholarship and a teaching assistantship. Numbers vary by year. Two PhD students a year are given the opportunity to teach their own classes in the Department, and many find solo teaching experience at one of the many neighbouring universities and colleges. Many graduate students win federally or provincially funded scholarships.

Faculty


Members

Barry Allen, Professor
Richard Arthur, Professor
Nicholas Griffin, Professor
David Hitchcock, Emeritus Professor
Wilfrid Waluchow, Professor
Nancy Doubleday, Associate
Diane Enns, Associate
Elisabeth Gedge, Associate
Violetta Igneski, Associate
Sandra Lapointe, Associate
Brigitte Sassen, Associate
Mark Johnstone, Associate
Stefan Sciaraffa, Associate
Claudia Emerson, Associate

Demographics

Ph.D.


Program Strengths

We have particuar strength in philosophy of law and the history of analytical philosophy (the Russell Archives are housed at McMaster,and we have the Bertrand Russell Research Centre). We have broad strength in moral, political and legal philosophy, and are members of the Ontario Legal Philosophy Partnership,with partners Osgoode Hall Law School and York University's Philosophy Department. We have faculty members who draw from both the analytic and continental philosophical traditions. We have a history of collaboration with the Universities of Guelph and Wilfrid Laurier where our grad students can take courses without additional payment. Grad students may enrol in two associated diplma programs: Gender Studies and Feminist Research, and Water Without Borders (offered through the United Nations University in Hamilton).

Student Demographics

Degrees Awarded

Ph.D. Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

In State: 
$7,008
Out of State: 
$16,761
Number of Required Courses: 
6

Ph.D. Program Entry Requirements

Trascripts: 
Yes
Writing Sample: 
Yes
Minimum GPA: 
No
Letters of Recommendation: 
2
GRE Required?: 
No
TOEFL Required?: 
No
Other Requirements: 
Research statement

Master's


Program Strengths

We have a two year MA program with a thesis in the second year. We have particuar strength in philosophy of law and the history of analytical philosophy (the Russell Archives are housed at McMaster,and we have the Bertrand Russell Research Centre). We have broad strength in moral, political and legal philosophy, and are members of the Ontario Legal Philosophy Partnership,with partners Osgoode Hall Law School and York University's Philosophy Department. We have faculty members who draw from both the analytic and continental philosophical traditions. We have a history of collaboration with the Universities of Guelph and Wilfrid Laurier where our grad students can take courses without additional payment. Grad students may enrol in the Water Without Borders graduate diploma program (offered through the United Nations University in Hamilton).

Student Demographics

Master's Tuition (US$ in FTEs)

In State: 
$7,008
Out of State: 
$16,761
Number of Required Courses: 
6

Master's Program Entry Requirements

Transcripts Required?: 
Yes
Writing SampleRequired?: 
No
Letters of Recommendation: 
2
GRE Required?: 
No
GPA Required?: 
No
TOEFL Required?: 
No
Other Requirements: 
research statement Written thesis and oral exam

Types of Master's

Terminal Master's: 
Yes
Non-Terminal Master's: 
No

Placement