Philosophy Graduate Program

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Terminal Master of Arts in Philosophy

The Terminal M.A. degree requires 30 hours of graduate course work, including a first-year graduate tutorial and at least 12 additional hours of seminar and/or thesis work. M.A. candidates must pass a comprehensive examination over their course work or must write and successfully defend an M.A. thesis.

Fast-Track Master of Arts in Philosophy

The fast-track M.A. provides excellent KU undergraduates in Philosophy an opportunity to complete an M.A. in Philosophy within a year of completing the bachelor’s degree.  Talented students who are planning to continue their studies at the doctoral level or to continue to law school will receive a competitive advantage by acquiring a graduate degree in less time than a traditional terminal M.A.

Master's Degree Program Profile (PDF) (statistical overview of the Philosophy MA program)


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