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The Iberian Academy of Philosophy

Master of Science in Georgianology


The Academy of Iberian Philosophy’s Master of Science (M.S.) program in Georgianology provides a greater degree of focus on Georgian thought, which includes philosophies of Georgian and proto-Georgian people, such as Iberians, Mushkis, Kolkhis, Cappadocians, Trojans and others. Compared to more general graduate programs in philosophies, which other universities offer, this is a highly concentrated field of study. Our program places emphases on the following sub-fields of the broad discipline of philosophy: Rustvelology, Iliaology, anthropology, Georgian literature, Davitianology, hagiography, epistemology and moral philosophy. In a learning environment that is equipped with the latest technology, the Master of Science students at the Academy of Iberian Philosophy master these fields, and learn to think strategically and globally from the world-renowned faculty. Fluency in Georgian language is required. 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 mandatory in the M.S. program of Georgianology. This will allow our students to become closely acquainted with Georgian academic culture, people and unique traditions of this ancient civilization.


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

Principle Course Credits
PHI 414 History of Economic Thought IV: A Multinational Compendium 3
PHI 413 History of Economic Thought III: Bastiat 3
GEO 510 Georgian Literature 3
GEO 530 Georgian History and Anthropology 3
GEO 535 Modern Georgian Political History 3
GEO 560 Early Georgian Literature 3
GEO 540 Mikheil Javakhishvili and Konstantine Gamsakhurdia 3
THEO 710 Georgian Theological School 3
GEO 545 Galaktion Tabidze and Lado Asatiani 3
GEO 547 Vaja Pshavela 3
PHI 595 Cappadocia Fathers: St. Basil the Great 3
MSJ 596 Cappadocian Fathers: St. Gregory of Nyssa 3
MSJ 597 Cappadocian Fathers: St. Gregory Nazianzus 3
Concentration Courses Credits
GEO 572 Rustvelology 3
GEO 573 Pater Patriae and Iliaology 3
Electives (2 of 3) Credits
GEO 571 Davitianology 3
THEO 700 Christian Leadership and Hagiography 3
GEO 570 The 19th Century Georgian Literature 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.
  4. Fluency in Georgian Language


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.