Alternatives for the Master's degree
Students may choose any one of the three options listed for completion of the Master's degree.

Option I

See Graduate Studies Bulletin. This option is rarely selected.

Option II

36 hours of credit, including at least 12 hours at the 900 or exclusively 800 level, at least 18 hours in philosophy and at least 9 hours in an approved minor.

The department also requires that the student pass two core courses from Epistemology, Logic, Metaphysics, and Value Theory and pass one of the history core courses. (This option is only infrequently selected.)

Option III

36 hours of credit, including at least 18 hours at the 900 or exclusively 800 level. The department also requires that the student pass two of the core courses from Epistemology, Logic, Metaphysics, and Value Theory and pass one of the history core courses. At most 9 of the 36 hours of graduate credit may be taken outside philosophy. (This option is commonly selected and is the option through which students continuing to the Ph.D. earn a Master's.)

 
Masters Degree Requirements

Grade requirement

Only courses in the graduate curriculum in which the student is assigned a grade of B or better count in fulfillment of course requirements.

Language requirement

No foreign language is required for the Master's degree.


Core requirements

Two core courses from Epistemology, Logic, Metaphysics and Value Theory and one core History course passed, each with a grade of at least B as reported to the department.