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 and would benefit from additional coursework to supplement their undergraduate work
  • who may not have studied in English or at a North American institution before
  • who are considering pursing a Ph.D. but would like a supportive environment in which to make a more informed decision
  • or who are looking, for any reason, to strengthen their philosophical foundations before moving into a specialization in a Ph.D. program.

We cultivate an exciting and rich philosophical community with ongoing colloquia, workshops, conference and travel opportunities, pedagogical instruction, and seminars.