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The Iberian Academy of Philosophy

Master of Science Eastern Philosophy


The Academy of Iberian Philosophy’s Master of Science (M.S.) program in Eastern Philosophy provides a greater degree of focus on Eastern thought compared to more general graduate programs in philosophies which other universities offer. Our program places emphases on the following sub-fields of the discipline of Eastern philosophy: Rustvelology, Alexandrian school of theology, Mesopotamian mythology, the Avesta, Sanskrit philosophies, Taoism, Confucianism and Japanese philosophy. In a learning environment that is equipped with the latest technology, the graduate students at the Academy of Iberian Philosophy master these fields and learn to think strategically and globally from our world-renowned faculty. Our goal is to develop potent and active scholars who, along with thinking, teaching and theorizing in an academic environment, are also capable of doing, achieving and leading in real life.


Students who complete five courses, but do not finish the entire curriculum in order to meet graduation requirements for the M.S. degree, and decide to drop out of the program, nevertheless will be awarded a Graduate Certificate instead. In order to earn the Graduate Certificate a student must complete three of the principal courses and two courses either from the concentration or the electives.


The Academy of Iberian Philosophy offers more than just the traditional online experience. It combines in-class seminars and examinations with online guidance. It provides our graduate students with valuable extracurricular opportunities to exchange ideas with renowned philosophers, participate in moral debates, and attend the ESAP the European Study Abroad Program of Georgian International University which gives our students unique opportunities to study, as well as teach in Europe, and receive full certifications and dual degrees from premier European academic institutions. Attending the ESAP is not mandatory for this program, but it is highly recommended. This will allow the candidates to become closely acquainted with international academic and philosophical cultures, people and unique philosophies, traditions and viewpoints of different nations and civilizations.


*Tuition is based on credit hours and is calculated as $US 200.00 per credit hour

Principle Course Credits
PHI 500 Global Philosophic Thought 3
PHI 502 The Upanishads 3
PHI 525 Mesopotamian Philosophy 3
PHI 525 Alexandrian School of Philosophy: Origen 3
PHI 561 Anatolian Thought: Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite 3
PHI 413 History of Economic Thought III: Bastiat 3
PHI 414 History of Economic Thought IV: A Multinational Compendium 3
PHI 416 History of Economic Thought VI: Ludwig von Mises 3
GEO 690 Rustvelology 3
PHI 575 Asian Political Theory: Sun Tzu 3
PHI 595 Cappadocian Fathers: St. Basil the Great 3
PHI 596 Cappodocian Fathers: St. Gregory of Nyssa 3
PHI 506 The Hitopadesha 3
Concentration Courses Credits
PHI 560 Taoism 3
PHI 530 Confusianism 3
PHIi 565 Persian Philosophic Thought: The Avesta 3
Electives (1 of 2) Credits
PHI 518 Japanese Philosophy 3
PHI 565 Persian Philosophic Thought 3
Dissertation Credits
PHI 001 Proposal, APA Style, 2 pages 3
PHI 002 Dissertation, APA Style, 30 pages 3
Total Credits & Tuition Cost 57 $11,400.00


We admit graduate students on a quarterly basis. We welcome international students, as well as transfer students of good academic standing into our graduate programs.


  1. A transcript(s) with undergraduate GPA of 3.0, or instead a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) test score of 550 on the verbal and 600 on the quantitative portion. In some cases Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) may be also acceptable.
  2. Two Letters of Recommendation from the school(s) previously attended.
  3. TOEFL score for international students.


6 Philosophy Credits
3 Literature Credits

Prior undergraduate or graduate courses in which a grade of B- or higher was attained can be used to meet the prerequisites of the program. Areas in which the student does not have prior coursework can have the necessary requirements met by taking the following foundation courses at Georgian International University:

PHI 330 – Classical Economics I: Milton Friedman
PHI 335 – Classical Economics II: F. A. Hayek
PHI 340 – Classical Economics V: Thomas Sowell
PHI 350 – Basics of Philosophy

Truly exceptional applicants, who do not meet the enrollment requirements, still may be considered for the program. They must be interviewed in person and evaluated by the Graduate Committee. Taking additional prerequisite courses will be a part of the provisional admission. Prospective applicants must take under consideration that the university rarely makes such exceptions.