Flexible, Outward-Directed Study
Our MA program uses a combination of coursework, research, and practical experience to prepare you for further graduate study or to apply what you’ve learned outside of the academy. To ensure that you complete the MA best suited to your goals, this 33-credit program is divided into two tracks.
The Social Policy and Applied Ethics track challenges you to extend your thinking beyond the university. In addition to your philosophy courses, you will study ethics, applied philosophy, and social science or social policy. You will produce one MA qualifying paper on ethics and one on contemporary philosophy. This outward-directed track includes an internship, in which you can explore your career options and examine how the study of philosophy contributes to engagement outside of the academy.
The History of Philosophy track provides rigorous academic training in philosophy. Following this track provides a solid foundation of philosophical knowledge with challenging coursework. You will refine your writing and research skills, expand your knowledge, and develop expertise while writing two MA qualifying papers of publishable quality.
The Global Philosophy, Religion, and Culture track develops and examines critical awareness of specific religions and secularisms in public, academic, policy, and historical spheres to help students refine their own specialized projects.
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