Master's Program Requirements

Graduate Student Handbook

The Graduate Student Handbook and Program Requirements apply to all graduate students who are newly admitted to the program.

For those graduate students who were admitted to the program prior to the Fall 2013 semester, the previous rules remain in effect.

Master's Program Requirements

Requirements for the MA degree are courses amounting to 30 hours of graduate credit including a Master's project under the supervision of a member of the philosophy faculty. Courses within the Department are normally counted on a three-hour-per-course basis. Courses may also be taken outside the Department with advance approval of the Director of Graduate Studies.

Although the MA degree is intended as a terminal degree for students admitted to the MA program, students who wish to continue may apply to the PhD program once the requirements for the MA have been fulfilled. Under certain circumstances, students in the PhD program may be required to write an MA thesis before continuing with the PhD work.

Further details about the Graduate Program in Philosophy can be found in the Graduate Student Handbook.