The Master of Arts program in Philosophy builds on the central place of philosophical study in Gonzaga's Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic identity.
Through coursework, supervised study, examinations, and a thesis, the program stresses understanding of the main problems of philosophy as they emerge in the history of philosophy, knowledge of the major figures and movements of the history of philosophy, and attention to contemporary philosophy and social and applied ethics. The program's focus on fundamental questions of reality, knowledge, and the good promotes skills of reflection and self-examination, and prepares students for critical engagement with and across human cultures.
For full program details please visit the catalog listing.
1 Year MA Thesis or Non-Thesis
30 credit hours (10 courses or 8 courses and a 6 credit Thesis)
2 Year MA Thesis or Non-Thesis
30 credit hours (10 courses or 8 courses and a 6 credit thesis) over the course of 2 years or 5 semesters
30 credit hours (10 courses or 8 courses and 6 credit thesis) with up to 3 courses or 9 credits taken as an undergraduate student. All Gonzaga students may apply regardless of current major/minor.