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