Master of Arts in Philosophy
The Master of Arts in Philosophy (M.A. Philosophy) is available 100% online through Holy Apostles College and Seminary.
The M.A. in Philosophy program is a course of study designed to give a broad acquaintance with the major philosophical disciplines. It is a flexible program, with a six year time limit from entry into the program to completion of the degree requirements. The program is designed to prepare men and women for ministry, teaching philosophy, religion or theology, for a subsequent Post Master’s Certificate in Theology, or for licentiate or doctoral work. Classes also serve as enrichment for persons in other professions wanting to deepen understanding of their faith or seeking to integrate their faith into their daily lives.
Students may pursue one of five concentrations within the philosophy program, and these include Christian Wisdom, Ethics, General Studies, History of Philosophy and Systematic Philosophy.
At the conclusion of the program, students will be required to complete a Summative Evaluation that may be in the form of either an MA Thesis or Comprehensive Exams.
What concentrations are avaliable?
Holy Apostles College and Seminary offers the following areas of concentration for the Masters of Art in Philosophy. This allows for each student to select an area of study that best fits their goals and passion. All concentrations are offered 100% Online.
The Summative Evaluation is the capstone of the student’s academic work in the M.A. program at Holy Apostles College and Seminary. All candidates for the M.A. degree are required to complete a Summative Evaluation exercise, which may take the form of a thesis or a comprehensive exam. Full descriptions of the Summative Evaluation exercise are available on the Summative Evaluation page.
How Do I Apply?
Applicants for the M.A. program should follow the Graduate Admissions procedures.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to complete an MA in Philosophy?
- 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.
Is the program flexible for working individuals?
- Our 100% online courses make the M.A. degree program flexible for working and busy individuals.
Are the faculty members faithful to the Magisterium?
- All members of the faculty must be approved by the bishop in order to ensure fidelity to the magisterium.
Visit our FAQ page for more information.