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The Iberian Academy of Philosophy

Master of Science in Western Philosophy


The Academy of Iberian Philosophy’s Master of Science (M.S.) program in Western Philosophy provides a greater degree of focus on Western 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 Western philosophy: Iberian theology, Hellenist moral philosophy, Roman political philosophy and patriotism, Christian theocratic philosophy and American Humanism. In a learning environment that is equipped with the latest technology, our Master of Science students at the Academy of Iberian Philosophy master these fields and learn to think strategically from the 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 591 Antiquity: Socrates and Plato 3
PHI 520 Greek Pragmaticism: Aristotle 3
PHI 550 Roman Political Philosophy: Cicero 3
PHI 570 Theocratic Philosophy: St. Augustine 3
PHI 580 Roman Political Philosophy: Marcus Aurelius 3
PHI 515 Political Philosophy: Machiavelli 3
PHI 585 Christian Metaphysics: Blaise Pascal 3
PHI 414 History of Economic Thought IV: A Multinational Compendium 3
Concentration Courses Credits
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
MSJ THEO 592 St. John Chrysostom 3
THEO 591 St. Maximus the Confessor 3
PHI 590 Humanism: Henry David Thoreau and John Brown 3
PHI 413 History of Economic Thought III: Bastiat 3
Electives (1 of 2) Credits
PHI 503 American Philosophy 3
PHI 504 Literature: John Bunyan and Blaise Pascal-Satire 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.