Welcome to the graduate program in philosophy at SFU

As a small department, we offer the MA degree through a fully-funded program carefully designed to fill a special niche in philosophy graduate education.

Our course-based, two-year program is geared towards students who have decided to pursue a PhD in philosophy, yet currently lack the background or academic record required for entry into the world’s best philosophy departments.   

The department is particularly strong in Ethics, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, and we have expertise in areas of Epistemology and Metaphysics, as well as in History of Early Modern, Analytic Philosophy and Logic. Several faculty members have strong interests in empirical research in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Cognitive Science.