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Welcome to GCAS MA Degree Programmes

Our students and researchers come from some of the best academic institutions in the world, including UC Berkeley, Yale, Duke and Columbia University, London School of Economics, Johns Hopkins, Case Western, Swarthmore and Oberlin colleges, just to name a few. However, as a school that is challenging traditional academia, we look above all for students who bring diverse backgrounds, experiences, and fresh perspectives to research and teaching.

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Masters of Arts (MA) in

Artistic-Political & Philosophical Practices

Critical Theory


Mathematical Philosophy


Philosophy & Psychoanalysis

MA in Advanced Interdisciplinary Research

Social & Political Thought


Length: 1 Year or 2 Years

Tuition Costs: 5,000€/ year

Requirements: 60 Credits, MA Thesis, Defense

Prerequisites: BA Degree or higher

The MA programs are based on coursework and research and range in length from one to two years. Students are required to complete 60 credit hours, which include: (a) coursework; (b) monthly supervision; and (c) MA Thesis peer mentor hours. The MA thesis length and structure may vary between 20,000 - 40,000 words (excluding bibliography and appendices) and not to exceed 50,000 words. Footnotes & citations normally should not exceed 20% of the thesis.

Read Before you Apply

At this time, GCAS is not accredited but we are currently seeking validation to award BA, MA and PhD degrees. For years, GCAS has had students from over 120 countries taking unaccredited seminars, so we advise you in the meantime to check with your country’s Ministry or Department of Education to see how coursework and/or a degree from GCAS College Dublin would be recognized. 


The Graduate College


Kevin Boileau, PhD, JD, LL.M, Associate Professor of Philosophy & Psychoanalysis

Érik Bordeleau, PhD (Université de Montréal) Director of the MA Program in Crypto-Economics, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Creston Davis, PhD (University of Virginia) Chancellor, Associate Professor of philosophy and religion, Founding Director of GCAS.

Bracha L Ettinger, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy. 

Keith Faulkner, PhD (University of Warwick) Associate Professor of Philosophy

Kenneth Fields, PhD Director of GCAS Santa Barbara

Francisco Gonzalez, PhD (Catholic University, Chile) Assistant Professor of Arts and Philosophy, Director of GCAS-South America

Shaun Henson, D.Phil (Oxford University) Professor of Science and Religion

Dejan Lukić, PhD (Columbia University) Vice-Chancellor, Associate Professor of Anthropology

Luanne McKinnon, PhD (University of Virginia) Professor of Art & Art History

Jean-Luc Nancy, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy

Anastasia Nicephore, PhD, Assistant Professor of Critical Theory & Director of GCAS Sydney

Julie Reshe, PhD Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Psychoanalysis, and Director of the GCAS Psychoanalysis Institute. 

Tere Vadén, PhD (University of Tampere) Professor of Philosophy

Christian Winn, PhD (Drew University) Associate Professor of Theology & Chair of the Department of Theology