Provost's Office

Department of Philosophy

David Stern, Chairperson
Eric Snider, Graduate Adviser


Requirements for the Master's Program

For the degree of Master of Arts, students must meet the following departmental requirements:

Thesis option: (1) completion of at least 27 semester hours of graduate credit in courses offered by the Department of Philosophy, excluding readings and research courses; (2) a written thesis for 6 semester hours of credit; and (3) an oral examination covering the field of the thesis and general competency in the major areas of philosophy.

Non-thesis option: (1) completion of 33 semester hours of graduate credit in courses offered by the Department of Philosophy, excluding readings and research courses; (2) completion of an examination on contemporary philosophy and on an area, topic, or figure chosen by the student in consultation with the faculty.

For both options: (1) completion of PHIL 3000 Symbolic Logic or PHIL 6000 Advanced Logic (or its equivalent or satisfied as an undergraduate); (2) completion of PHIL 3210 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, and 3230 Modern Philosophy (or their equivalents or satisfied as an undergraduate); (3) completion of an examination on the history of philosophy; and (4) completion of at least 42 semester hours of graduate and undergraduate credit in philosophy.

Last Updated: 3/22/15