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Master of Arts in Philosophy

Master of Arts in Philosophy

Boston University

Charles River Campus, Boston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    110
The MA in Philosophy is a terminal degree for full- or part-time students. The program helps to prepare students to make contributions to philosophical discussion and debate and offers considerable flexibility within the program of study. This flexibility can serve as a vehicle to combine an intensive philosophical training with various interests (for example, aesthetics with training in a fine art, or political philosophy with training in law). Additionally, the department’s philosophical life is significantly enriched by its close association with Boston University’s Center for Philosophy and History of Science, the Institute for Philosophy and Religion, and the Institute für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (Vienna). Within its master’s degree program, the philosophy department offers a concentration in the philosophy of science. This curriculum is designed for those who are seeking to understand the conceptual foundations of the natural sciences (physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences), cognitive sciences, mathematics, medicine, psychology, economics, and other social sciences. While philosophy of science usually focuses on contemporary science, in this program students are also afforded the opportunity to study the history of science as well as issues at the interface of science and religion.

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