Depending on prior background, the M.A. degree in Philosophy can be obtained in either one year or two years of full-time academic work. Students accepted into a two-year program (pre-Master's students) will be required to take approximately 24 hours of course credits (usually all in Philosophy) during their first year (the pre-Master's year).
The Master’s program requirements provide three options for students:
15 credit hours in Philosophy, a major thesis and an oral defense; or
18 credit hours in Philosophy, and two research papers; or
24 credit hours in Philosophy
The University of Manitoba has a good record of placing its M.A. degree holders in strong Ph.D. programs. Every M.A. student that has applied to a Ph.D. program has entered a Ph.D. program. Approximately 40 Manitoba graduates are now in tenure-track faculty positions in philosophy in universities across North America. Other graduates have pursued careers in law, management and other fields.
“Philosophical Fridays", the Friday afternoon departmental colloquium, features presentation of current work by faculty members of the Department, and guest speakers from all over the continent.
no accreditation exists for this program