The Department has decided to offer an accelerated BA/MA program, and this has now received approval from the Dean’s office. The requirements for the BA and for the MA remain unchanged, but in the combined BA/MA program, two 400-level courses taken as part of the BA can also be used towards the MA. This means that the MA requires only eight additional courses, rather than the ten required for a free-standing MA. For full details of the MA program and the BA/MA program, see the Requirements handbook (2015 and after) in the Graduate section of the department website.
In order to be admitted to the BA/MA program, you must already be a Philosophy major; you can apply in the Spring Term of your junior year or any time in your senior year. If you meet the qualification for the BA honors thesis (overall GPA of 3.0, Philosophy GPA of 3.5), you will automatically be admitted; others may be admitted on a case by case basis. Interested students should contact the chair of the department, Professor Richard Bett.