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  Dec 14, 2017
 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy Major, MA


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Requirements

Thesis Option

The course requirements for an MA with thesis are 30 hours, including 6 hours in PHIL 500. Of non-thesis hours, at least two-thirds must be in courses at or above the 500-level. See the department's graduate student handbook for more specific details.

Non-Thesis Option

The non-thesis MA requires 30 hours of course work of which at least two-thirds must be in courses at or above the 500-level. Students seeking the non-thesis option must also pass a final written examination on all work offered for the degree. An additional oral examination may be required. As a part of the master's degree, and in addition to a final comprehensive examination, a culminating (capstone) experience is expected. Examples of culminating experiences include presenting a paper at a refereed national or regional philosophy conference or presenting a paper at a departmental colloquium.

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