Eastern Michigan University’s Master of Arts Philosophy program cited in national rankings

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YPSILANTI – The Master of Arts Philosophy program at Eastern Michigan University has been recognized by Great Value Colleges as one of the nation’s 50 most affordable Master’s in Philosophy Degree Programs for 2020.

Eastern Michigan University was ranked 18th in the list and is one of only three programs in Michigan that placed on the list.

The MA in philosophy program from Eastern Michigan University features focus areas in both Methodology and Social Justice. Depending on the focus area, students will take courses such as Contemporary Philosophical Practices, Topics in Environmental Philosophy, Social Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, and Topics in Metaphysics, for example.

Students must also complete a culminating element such as a thesis, research paper, or scholarly project prior to graduating from the program. EMU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to award this graduate credential in philosophy.

To develop the ranking of the top 50 master’s in philosophy degree programs, the Great Value College editors searched College Navigator for colleges and universities awarding a Master of Arts in Philosophy or a Master of Science in Philosophy for less than $30,000 per year in tuition. This initial search yielded 67 results. To further narrow the pool and rank the remaining programs, they applied a rating and ranking methodology, including tuition cost, student to faculty ratio, accreditation, and other factors. In cases of a tie, the more affordable program was awarded the higher ranking.

To view the entire listing, visit the program ranking website.

For more information on the Master of Arts in Philosophy program at Eastern Michigan University, visit the program website.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 19,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University and the College of Business, visit the University's website.

November 06, 2019

Written by:
Morgan Mark

Morgan Mark