Environmental Philosophy M.A.

Our environmental philosophy M.A. takes advantage of the department’s expertise in wilderness issues, Thoreau, animal studies, philosophy of ecology, synthetic biology, gender and environment, climate ethics, and the Anthropocene. In addition to philosophy faculty in these areas, many faculty with environmental expertise outside the department make UM an exciting place to study environmental philosophy. Our program has been designed to be cutting-edge and practical.

We have a ‘distinctive program designation’ from the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. This means we offer something deemed unique in the Western U.S.. A prospective graduate student who is a resident of a Western state can enroll at 150% of Montana’s in-state tuition rates. The Western states covered by this agreement include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

A Master's degree in environmental philosophy can stand on its own or provide valuable preparation for a Ph.D. in philosophy, law school, public policy work, non-profit advocacy, or environmental writing, analysis, and consulting. 

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