The department offers two distinct Master's degrees.  The majority of students pursue the Master's as a step on the way to attaining a PhD.  These students apply directly into the MA/PhD.  The department also offers a terminal Master's degree that is intended only for students who do not plan on pursuing a doctorate.  Requirements are the same for the two programs.

The MA in Philosophy may also be expanded to include select graduate certificate programs covering particular areas of interest.  Students participating in a combined MA/certificate program should consult with their academic advisor to determine what coursework might count toward both programs.  A separate application process for the certificate is required.  Students who are interested in any of the following combination programs should contact the Graduate Student Services Office for additional information.

  • Philosophy + Digital Humanities Certificate
  • Philosophy + Women’s and Gender Studies Certificate
Degree Requirements 48 hours
   Total hours required    48 hours