Our students are invited to acquire a solid grasp of the history of philosophy and to pursue specialized studies of a range philosophical issues and figures. The program is designed for students who seek the comprehensive background and training required for admission to and success in a Ph.D. program in Philosophy, as well as for those who wish to complement their studies in related disciplines with the Master of Arts in Philosophy.

Special features of our M.A. Program are our commitment to imparting to students the skills associated with effective teaching as they broaden and deepen their philosophical understanding and our commitment to promoting our students' professional development in preparation for a career in the field of Philosophy.

The M.A. Program is marked by three emphases:

  • The history of Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy informing and informed by the Catholic and Jesuit tradition

A complete list of courses offered on a rotating basis can be found in the LMU Bulletin with graduate level seminars beginning at 6100.

The program offers many opportunities for financial aid and assistantships that offset the cost of the program, including a unique teaching assistantship program. Learn more about assistantships, grants, and aid on our Financial Aid page.