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Admissions Requirements

Unconditional Admission


For unconditional admission to the Master of Arts program in philosophy, applicants must normally have completed 18 semester hours in philosophy at an accredited institution, including courses that are the equivalents of those required for our bachelor's degree:

  1. Two courses in the history of western philosophy, one of which must cover either Ancient Philosophy or Early Modern Philosophy.
  2. Ethics
  3. Logic I

Applicants must have a grade point average of at least 3.33 (A = 4.00) on the last 60 hours of course credit. Admission is possible if some course requirements have not been met; However, these requirements will need to be completed in the student’s graduate career and any lower division course work done in satisfying these requirements will not count toward the semester hours required for the master’s degree.

Conditional Admission

Applicants who have not met the course requirements for unconditional admission may be admitted conditionally, on the understanding that such requirements must be satisfied after entering the program. Conditional admission may also be granted to applicants who do not satisfy the grade requirements for unconditional admission if 1) their overall grade point average on the last 60 hours of course credit is at least a 2.67 (A=4.00); and 2) their grade point average in philosophy courses is at least a 3.00 (A=4.00).