You + Award-Winning Professors = Philosophy that Matters

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Why Waterloo?

We are proud to offer an MA program in Philosophy, and a PhD program in Philosophy. As a vibrant, well established graduate studies department with strengths across an unusually wide range of areas, we also offer a specialized PhD program in Applied Philosophy, the only one of it's kind in Canada.

We give strong support to our students on the job market, whether academic, alt-academic, or outside academia. We encourage students who want to apply philosophical thinking beyond academia. Our graduates go on to work in healthcare, government, law, corporate Presentationand academic careers.

We have a lively and engaged graduate community, which has been running its own graduate conference series for over 20 years.  We also host monthly socials where grad students and faculty get a chance to interact informally.

The Humphrey Professor  and the Rudrick scholar series bring important senior scholars from outside Waterloo to our community on a regular basis, along with our regular program of visiting speakers.

Visit Discover Graduate Studies for more general information on why Waterloo may be a good fit for you.

*Note: Currently we are not accepting applications from international students.

Want to know more?

We are happy to answer any question you have. Please contact: 

Monika Kitor, Graduate Coordinator

  • application process
  • graduate funding 
  • academic forms
  • academic deadlines
  • course enrollment

Chris Lowry, Associate Chair of Graduate Studies

  • program requirements
  • academic advising