The MA in Philosophy program consists of 30 hours, of which 18 hours are constituted by the following set of Center core courses (including either MA exam or thesis) and 12 of which are electives.
MA Philosophy Core Courses
Complete 18 hours of the following courses.
Where necessary, and with the approval of the Director of the Center, students may substitute a three-hour elective for one of the courses not in the core.
MA Philosophy Elective Courses
Complete 4 additional graduate philosophy courses.
Exam or Thesis Option 1
MA Comprehensive Exam
- A three credit-hour Comprehensive Exam Course: involves the student in the reading and outlining of twelve (12) books for the MA exam
- A six-hour written examination, divided into two sessions.
- A one-hour oral exam administered by three faculty examiners.
This option is required for those proceeding to the Ph.D.
Latin Language Proficiency Exam
Pass Latin exam at MA level.