Traditional M.A. Degree
This program is reasonably broad, encompassing both the analytic and continental traditions. It includes rigorous work in the history of philosophy and on contemporary issues. A minimum of 36 graduate credits must be presented for the degree as well as a 50-60 page thesis paper written in consultation with a committee of three faculty.
Requirements for the Traditional M.A. Degree
A. 36 graduate credits
- 33 credits must be in Philosophy. These include:
- Topics in Epistemology, Philosophy of Technology or Philosophy of Science (PHL 501, 3 credits)
- Topics in Value Theory (PHL 502, 3 credits)
- Topics in the History of Philosophy (PHL 503 or 462 or 464 or 465 or 466, 3 credits)
- Philosophy Forum (PHL 510, 2 credits)
- Philosophy electives (18 credits)
- Thesis (PHL 599, 4 credits)
- 3 credits may be take outside of the Department of Philosophy (with approval of the Graduate Advisor).
- At least half the credits required for the dregree (excluding a combined total of 10 for thesis and research) must be at the 500 level.
B. Thesis: Students must successfully complete and defend a 30-40 page thesis on a topic in philosophy.
Graduate Program Contact: Professor Deborah Slicer