Philosophy Graduate Program

Typical Enrollment Pattern for J.D./M.A. Program

Year 1
Law courses 32  
Philosophy courses 0  
Year 2
Law courses 22  
Philosophy courses 6  
Year 3
Hours Summer Hours
Law courses 22 Law courses 5
Philosophy courses 9 Philosophy courses 6
  31   11
Total Hours: 102

Joint J.D./M.A. Degree Requirements

Law courses required of all J.D. candidates 44
Law courses required for joint degree candidates 9
Philosophy courses required for joint degree candidates 9
Additional law courses 28
Additional philosophy courses 12
Total minimum credit hours required (102) 102

It is essential for the student to consult the director of graduate studies in philosophy and a representative of the School of Law about specific courses required or recommended for this program.

For additional information, see the School of Law and the Guidelines and Information for Graduate Students available from the Department of Philosophy.

Reduction of Credits

University graduate credit policy does not allow for a direct transfer of credits toward the Ph.D.; however, the department’s requirement of 39 credit hours of acceptable graduate work for the Ph.D. may be reduced by departmental petition depending on the amount and quality of equivalent graduate work completed at another institution. At minimum, 24 hours of acceptable graduate work must be taken in the Department of Philosophy at KU.

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