Philosophy Degree at George Mason University (Mason)

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Philosophy Degree

The philosophy degree program at George Mason University enables students to study ideas and question life's value, morality, and the nature of our existence, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Students who graduate from the philosophy degree program may pursue a wide range of careers, such as social worker, writer, human resources worker, and more. Courses include subject areas such as logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines. Get more details below including other Virginia colleges that offer philosophy degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Philosophy Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Mason has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree5
Master's Degree4

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male7
Female2

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian1
Black2
White4
Unknown2

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Philosophy program at Mason, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary employment is expected to grow at a rate of 11.6% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 680
    • Average Annual Salary: $75900

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Philosophy Programs in Virginia

Philosophy programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Marymount University

Arlington, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Philosophy (B)

Randolph - Macon College

Ashland, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Philosophy (B)

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 30 students completed this program

Programs

  • Philosophy (B,M,D)

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Philosophy (B)

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 22 students completed this program

Programs

  • Philosophy (B)

Mary Baldwin College

Staunton, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Philosophy (B)

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 13 students completed this program

Programs

  • Philosophy (B)

Hampden - Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Philosophy (B)

Christopher Newport University

Newport News, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 12 students completed this program

Programs

  • Philosophy (B)

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Philosophy (B)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
68.87%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
71%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
16:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
50

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,093