What will I learn?

The combined Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Philosophy (JD/MA) program, offered by Osgoode Hall Law School and the Department of Philosophy at York University, provides students with the opportunity to develop skills and acquire knowledge at the intersection of the naturally related disciplines of law and philosophy. It is the only program of its kind in Canada, and draws on Osgoode’s existing strength in legal theory and the Department of Philosophy’s recognized strength in moral, political, and legal philosophy. The program is ideal for students who wish to pursue either further post-graduate study and ultimately an academic career, or opportunities in a variety of careers in legal practice.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$18,821.00 (US$ 15,213) per year
Application deadline

15 January 2022

Start date

September 2022


Faculty of Graduate Studies

230 York Lanes, 80 York Boulevard,

York University, 4700 Keele Street,


Ontario (ON),

M3J 1P3, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: York English Language Test with a Overall band: 1-5; TOEFL: Computer-based: 220,Paper-based: 560; Test de français international(TFI) with a Overall score: 785.

For international students

  • BA Honours degree in philosophy, or its equivalent
  • At least a B+ average in the last two years of study.
  • It is recommended that students applying to the program have studied some logic and have some background in the history of philosophy.


Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based) - 600

Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based) - 100

IELTS (Academic Module) - 7.5

YUELI - Academic Program Level 9 with Distinction

YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP) - Graduate with distinction

CAEL - Overall score of 70, no component score less than 60

Minimum CPE Score - C

Minimum CAE Score - B

Duolingo -125
PTE Academic -76

The application deadline is Jan 15