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    Apr 21, 2024  
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy, MA


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Two options exist for completing the Master of Arts with a major in philosophy: thesis and non-thesis (see below).

Required courses, 18 hours


Thesis option


The student takes a total of 24 semester credit hours of approved course work and a thesis carrying 6 hours of credit (for a total of 30 credit hours). The student will normally take a minimum of six courses (18 credit hours) in philosophy. Up to 6 semester credit hours in supporting fields may be selected by the student with the consent of the department. An oral examination is scheduled after the completion of the thesis.

Non-thesis option


The student takes a total of 36 semester credit hours. At least seven courses (21 credit hours) are to be in the Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies. An additional three courses (9 credit hours) are to be in a minor field outside of the department. An additional two courses (6 credit hours) may be used satisfy further philosophical specialization, further study in supporting fields, and/or internship opportunities that enhance the practice of philosophy. An oral comprehensive examination is conducted during the final semester of the student’s course work toward the non-thesis option. Effectively satisfying the student’s degree plan will be part of the evaluation for the exit interview, which may involve more than one faculty from the department or the student’s minor field.

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