Philosophy MA

College of Arts and Sciences

Program Description

The Department of Philosophy offers graduate study in most recognized subdisciplines and historical periods, and has been recognized as among the best Anglo-American departments in many of those fields. Graduate study in UB's philosophy department prepares students for carrying out original research in philosophy and fields of applied philosophy, and trains students to be quality instructors. The department is distinguished by a range of special interests and orientations in philosophy, the high quality of instruction, and by the high degree of faculty-student interaction, both in scholarly enterprises and in departmental affairs.

Program Contact

Jennifer Mdurvwa
Director of Graduate Enrollment and Diversity Recruitment
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 716-645-1340

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 30 Hours


  • 2 Years

Application Fee

  • $75

Admission Tests**

  • GRE

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.