The University of Mississippi, based in Oxford, MS offers a fully funded master’s in Philosophy. The department is small enough to permit extensive student-faculty interaction while diverse enough to provide a broad, philosophical education. The Philosophy M.A. degree can be used as a stepping stone to a wide variety of programs and careers. Each year they award four or five, two-year Teaching Assistantships to incoming graduate students. These feature a 100% tuition waiver and an annual stipend of $11,500.