Philosophy- Master of Arts

For information, contact:
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Philosophy
212 Hall Auditorium (513-529-2440)

Research and Support Facilities

In addition to university resources, the department has a lecture series and an extensive library, which is especially strong in books on feminist thought. Computers are available for philosophy graduate assistants to use for course work.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements include three letters of recommendation, some upper-level undergraduate course work in philosophy that shows you have the ability to benefit from a master’s program in philosophy, Graduate Record Examination (GRE), a statement of purpose, and a writing sample.

Program Requirements

(46 semester hours)

This program includes a minimum of 10 graduate courses in philosophy plus two research seminars and one teaching practicum. This is typically done in two years by taking three graduate courses each fall semester and two graduate courses plus a graduate research seminar each spring semester, with the addition of the teaching practicum in the spring semester of the second year. For the research seminar, students select one essay from their courses each year to develop into an extended paper worthy of submission for publication, and defend that paper in an oral exam. While the exam focuses on the paper, it also tests the student's mastery of those fields of philosophy related to the paper. The teaching practicum introduces students to the pedagogy of philosophy by practicing and reflecting upon the fundamentals of grading, teaching, giving a lecture, directing a discussion group and preparing a syllabus as these activities specifically apply to the discipline.

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