American University

College of Arts and Sciences

Philosophy (MA)


4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20016

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Philosophy (MA)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

At American University, our graduate programs prepare students to enter into the field of professional philosophy or many fields of postgraduate education. Besides teaching the classics of historical and contemporary philosophical thought and important philosophical developments, many classes are devoted to the application of philosophy to issues concerning biomedicine, environmental protection, human rights, media, business, and race relations. Students may choose among three tracks including the History of Philosophy, Philosophy and Social Policy (33 hours), and Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs (39 hours) offered jointly with the School of International Service.


American University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education & the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

International Student Requirements:

Please see American University's College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Admission's website for admission requirements.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 33

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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