The Department of Philosophy offers courses of study that lead to a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy. Master’s students can specialize in applied ethics, particularly animal welfare and environmental ethics; comparative philosophy; ethical theory; history of modern philosophy; metaphysics; aesthetics; or epistemology. Students interested in graduate work should refer to the Graduate and Professional Bulletin and the Department of Philosophy.
Effective Fall 2018
Any courses required to address deficiencies must be completed before graduation. Credits earned through completion of such courses do not count toward the M.A. degree.
|Group 1: Choose 2 courses||6|
|Seminar in Epistemology|
|Seminar in Philosophy of Science|
|Seminar in Metaphysics|
|Group 2: Choose 1 course||3|
|Seminar in Meta-Ethics|
|Seminar in Normative Ethical Theory|
|Group 3: Choose 1 course||3|
|Ethics and International Development|
|Seminar in Animal Rights|
|Seminar in Environmental Philosophy|
|Seminar in Applied Philosophy|
|Group 4: Choose 1 course||3|
|Seminar in Major Philosophical Texts|
|Seminar: Topics in History of Philosophy|
|Philosophy Electives 1, 2||6-9|
|Out-of-Department Courses 2||0-3|
|Program Total Credits:||30|
A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this program. In addition to completing program credits and courses required to address deficiencies, students must pass an oral defense of their thesis.
Select courses with PHIL subject code. A minimum of 6 credits must be taken as regular courses (courses ending in -00 through -79) at the 500- to 600-level. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken as PHIL 695 and/or PHIL 697. A maximum of 2 credits may be taken as PHIL 684.
Students may select a maximum of 6 credits total within the program at the 400-level with approval of advisor and graduate committee.
Students must complete the minimum number of credits specified in the official program of study as approved by the University Curriculum Committee, and all credit requirements specified in the Graduate and Professional Bulletin for their degree.