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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
October 25, 2016
Canadian Excellence


The master's program is excellent preparation for doctoral study. The MA Research Seminar and the Major Research Paper will furnish students with the ability to conduct original research and provide them with the opportunity to study a particular philosophical problem or issue in depth. This will not only give students an advantage in formulating their dissertation topics for the PhD, but will give them the skills necessary to start their projects early in their doctoral careers.

The writing and presentation skills fostered by our program will also prepare students for careers outside the academy. The ability to write clearly and to present and defend carefully formulated arguments to an audience is an essential skill one needs to draw on, whether it be in the boardroom, on Parliament Hill, or when asking for a government grant to start a business. Thus our program has much to offer those who wish to pursue jobs in government or the private sector.

To see the careers paths of some of our previous students please visit the MA Program Blog.