SF State Named 42nd Most Affordable School for Philosophy Graduate Degree

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Lecturer Patrick Smith teaches Descartes’ famous “Cogito argument.” Photo by Emily Lobsinger.

GREAT VALUE COLLEGES -- Do you enjoy pondering life’s big questions? Do you approach an existential problem with the enthusiasm of a kid with a Rubik’s cube? Then, a master’s degree in philosophy may just provide you with the intellectual stimulation you crave. In this ranking, we explore the top 50 master’s in philosophy programs currently accepting applications.

Student-to-faculty ratio: 23:1

Graduate enrollment: 3,247

Points: 8

The master’s in Philosophy program from San Francisco State University is open to students with undergraduate degrees in philosophy as well as from related fields. Course titles associated with the degree include Contemporary Moral/Political Issues, Ancient Philosophy, Great Thinkers: East and West and Introduction to Global Peace Studies, for instance. Graduates of the program are well prepared for careers in community college teaching or for further study in a doctoral program. San Francisco State is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission to award this philosophy master’s degree. The school has been placed among the leading national universities in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.

Net price: $14,964