M.A. Requirements



PHIL 6110 Ethical Theory
PHIL 6120 Philosophical Methods & Analysis
PHIL 6910 Directed Readings/Research

Core Elective Courses (18 hours, 6 courses):

PHIL 6050 Topics in Philosophy

Law and Society 
Feminist Jurisprudence 
Race Theory: A Pluralistic Approach

PHIL 6190 Supervised Teaching (1 hour only)
PHIL 6210 Ethics and Aesthetics
PHIL 6220 Health Law and Ethics
PHIL 6230 Bioethical Issues and the New Genomics
PHIL 6240 Research Ethics in the Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences
PHIL 6250 Ethics of Public Policy
PHIL 6260 Ethics and International Affairs
PHIL 6310 Language and Violence
PHIL 6320 Feminist Theory and Its Applications
PHIL 6330 Race and Philosophy
PHIL 6340 Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 6350 Philosophy of Technology
PHIL 6360 Philosophy of Education

Capstone Course and Concluding Project (3 hours; 1 course)

(linked to Directed Readings)
PHIL 6410 Internship
PHIL 6920 Thesis


Admission to Candidacy Requirements

An Admission to Candidacy form is to be filed upon the completion of 24 hours of course work. 

Advising: The coordinator of graduate studies serves as formal advisor to the graduate students. 

Transfer Credit: Up to 6 hours earned from other accredited institutions may be eligible for transfer credit.  Formal approval must be obtained from the coordinator of graduate studies and the Dean of the Graduate School. 

Language Requirement: Although students are not required to demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language as a formal requirement of the program, they are expected to acquire competency in and use whatever languages they need to pursue their research interests. 

Thesis: Students have the option of writing a thesis (3 semester hours credit) in fulfilling the capstone/concluding project requirements.  Both Thesis and its alternative (Internship) are linked to the Directed Readings/Research course. 

Application for Degree: Graduation information, including deadlines for candidacy and degree application, are available online from the Graduate School.