The Brandeis University one-year master's degree in Philosophy offers students a flexible curriculum that spans the major areas currently in play in contemporary philosophy. Although the program does not offer separate tracks, students are able to specialize in the particular strengths of our department: metaphysics and epistemology, ethics, social and political philosophy, philosophy of language, logic, philosophy of mind and cognitive science, early modern philosophy, aesthetics, and the philosophy of law.
Our program enables students to apply to top-ranked Ph.D. programs in Philosophy or to advance their chosen career - not only in philosophy, but in politics, law, economics, sociology, and medicine, among others. We have an excellent placement record and are recognized by the Leiter Report as among the top-ranked philosophy programs in the country. Substantial tuition scholarships and teaching assistantships are available.
Students are part of the philosophical life of Brandeis' renowned philosophy department, which organizes a listserve announcing lectures, conferences, and other events and activities for the large and lively network of Boston-area philosophy professors and students.
A variety of loan programs, including the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and the TERI Continuing Education Loan, may be available to Graduate Professional Studies students who meet this criteria.