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Master of Arts (MA) in Philosophy

Charisma University's Master of Philosophy program provides students with research training in a manner that cultivates the development of independent research skills in candidates. The Master of Philosophy program is appropriate for those who have completed postgraduate study in higher education, or who have extensive work experience in higher education. This program enables applicants to expand their development beyond scholarly understanding and practice of learning and teaching concepts and issues in higher education to encompass the capacity to undertake research within an area of interest. Said research fields may range from teaching and learning in higher education such as assessment, evaluation, language and literacy or student diversity; curriculum, technology enabled learning, academic leadership; or management and policy in higher education. The Master of Philosophy program is ideal for those working in higher education who may be engaged in, or currently moving towards, leadership roles within the higher education sector.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Become highly skilled in critical thinking and analysis.
  • Expertly discuss concepts of right, wrong, good and bad.
  • Demonstrate clear understanding of moral principles and their application in everyday life.
  • Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret philosophical texts.
  • Demonstrates how to extract a specific topic within its relevant larger philosophical context.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in writing philosophical essays that have coherent theses and acceptable supporting arguments.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use conceptual frameworks including epistemological, ethical, metaphysical, as well as other philosophical specializations.

Course Requirements

Foundation Courses (24 Credits)

Thesis (6 Credits)

Students must complete the below thesis course from below. This course is valued as 6 Credits.

GRES 690 Master's Thesis (must be taken at the last semester of the program, valued as 6 credits); thesis guidelines

Electives (6 Credits)

Total Credits required for Master of Arts (MA) in Philosophy is 36. Please refer to the University Catalog University Catalog or website for admissions requirements; transfer credits policy; and tuition fees.