Master of Arts in Philosophy

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Earn your Master of Arts in Philosophy online from a Cardinal Newman Society Recommended College. In fact, our program is the only Catholic Online MA in Philosophy.  Advance your career and strengthen your understanding of the Catholic faith through our faithful, flexible MA in Philosophy.


  • Faithful to the Magisterium
  • Rooted in Tradition
  • Flexible Learning
  • Exceptionally Affordable Tuition

Master of Arts in Philosophy Overview

The Master of Arts in Philosophy (MA in Philosophy) is an award-winning, 100% online degree program. Our faithfully Catholic program prepares students to be missionary disciples throughout the world. The program is designed to prepare men and women for ministry, teaching philosophy, religion, or theology, for a subsequent Post Master’s Certificate in Philosophy, or for licentiate or doctoral work. Not only does our program prepare students professionally, but classes are designed to serve as enrichment for persons wanting to deepen their understanding of the Catholic faith.


The student must take 36 semester hours of graduate course work. In addition, the student must complete the degree requirements with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. All students, therefore, must complete two co-requisite courses, four core courses, four courses within the chosen concentration, and two electives.

At the conclusion of the program, students will be required to complete a Summative Evaluation.

The Master’s in Philosophy is a flexible program, with a six-year time limit from entry into the program to completion of the degree requirements.

What concentrations are available?

Holy Apostles College and Seminary offers the following areas of concentration for the Masters of Art in Philosophy. This allows each student to select an area of study that best fits their goals and passion. All concentrations are offered 100% Online.


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Tuition Cost

  • $390 per credit hour


Learning Format

  • 100% Online

Student:Faculty Ratio

  • 10:1

Spring Start Date:

May 9, 2022

Who Is This Program For?

  • Those working in ministry
  • Educators
  • Catholic Professionals
  • Clergy
  • Those pursuing doctoral work
  • Personal Formation
  • Those in hospital ministry

Career Paths

  • Theology or Philosophy Teacher
  • Youth Minister
  • Director of Religious Education
  • College Professor


How long does it take to complete an MA in Pastoral Studies?

The M.A. degree program may be completed in as quickly as 2 years. However, there is a 6-year time limit from entry into the program for completion of the degree requirements. Please see the Academic Catalog for additional information.

How do I apply?

Applicants for the M.A. program should follow the Graduate Admissions procedures.

Is Holy Apostles College & Seminary accredited?

Holy Apostles College and Seminary is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), the Connecticut Office of Higher Education (CTOHE), and the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). For more accreditation information visit here

Are the Faculty members faithful to the Magisterium?

All members of the faculty who teach theology and philosophy must be approved by the Chancellor, make a Profession of Faith, and take an Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium.

Who is the Program Director?

Program Director:

Dr. David Arias
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For a full listing of our faculty, please visit Faculty Listing.

Is this an Online Program?

Yes, our 100% online courses make the M.A. degree program flexible for working and busy individuals. The MA in Philosophy degree may be completed completely online. 

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