Philosophy, M.A.

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 30

Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 36

Program Code: M775

Required Courses

Thesis Option

Required Course
PHIL 4133Symbolic Logic I 1,23
Choose 23-26 hours23-26
PHIL 5980Research for Master's Thesis1-4
Total Credit Hours30

Non-Thesis Option

Required Course
PHIL 4133Symbolic Logic I 1,23
Choose 33 hours (must be passed with B grade or better)33
Comprehensive Examination0
Total Credit Hours36


  • Up to 8 hours may be taken outside the department with approval from the Director of Graduate Studies.
  • A maximum of 3 hours of PHIL 5990 will be allowed in this program.

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 30 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.