The University of Alberta, based in Edmonton, Canada offers a fully funded PhD in philosophy. Students entering the PhD program with an MA in philosophy will normally be required to take 9 single-semester courses at the 500 level and to complete three comprehensive examinations, chosen from seventeen areas of philosophy. Ph.D. applicants are not normally admitted without a funding commitment for the expected duration of the program (subject to satisfactory progress). Most graduate students are fully funded. Funding comes in several forms, most commonly as teaching or research assistantships. All graduate applicants are automatically considered for departmental assistantships.