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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

The study of philosophy teaches students to inquire in a systematic way into fundamental questions about our lives and our relationships to others, society, and the world. It helps students pull their studies together into a unified project and to think about broader perspectives and implications, which are often lost sight of in specialized study. In particular, the study of philosophy helps students to develop the critical thinking skills and dispositions essential to any academic pursuit and intelligent living.

The Philosophy Department at Slippery Rock University has a long tradition of excellence in teaching and scholarship with faculty who specialize in a range of areas including: Existentialism, Ethics, Continental Philosophy, Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, the History of Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, the Philosophy of Religion, French Philosophy, and Asian Philosophy.

Our department fosters excellence in our students and offers a wide range of courses and different tracks designed to prepare you for a chosen career or to complement another major. We invite you to browse our website, or better, to stop in to talk to us and to meet some of our students.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Logic
  • Symbolic Logic
  • Ethics
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Law and Justice
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Asian Philosophy
  • History of Western Philosophy
  • Existentialism and Phenomenology
  • Analytic Philosophy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    60

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A completed Application for Admission (admission applications are available through the Office of Admissions and via the web at www.sru.edu)
  • A $ 30.00 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official high school transcripts or GED, and senior year (12 th Grade) class schedule if enrolled in high school
  • Official Composite Test Scores from the SAT or ACT

Tuition Fee

  • International

    644 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 644 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    322 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 322 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Grove City

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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