Admission Requirements MA Philosophy

  • Applicants for the M.A. program in Philosophy should follow the College Division Admissions Procedure. Applicants must be able to show proficiency in English, either evidenced by previous college experience, or by proficiency exam.
  • The M.A. program is designed for the student who is prepared to do graduate work.
  • Applicants to the M.A. program must have a Bachelor’s degree with a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 3.0 (B).
  • In general, incoming students are required to take the co-requisite courses, PHH 605 Ancient & Medieval Philosophy and PHH 620 Modern & Contemporary Philosophy.
    • A student entering our M.A. in Philosophy program with a B.A. in Philosophy from a Catholic institution is exempt from both co-requisite courses, PHH 605 Ancient & Medieval Philosophy and PHH 620 Modern & Contemporary Philosophy, if the following criteria is met: (1) the student has a scholastic background indicated in the student’s previous transcripts or syllabi where the degree was earned, and (2) the student has taken the following undergraduate courses: Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Modern Philosophy and Contemporary Philosophy.
    • A student who is exempt from the co-requisites must take two additional elective courses to complete a total of 36 credit hours.
  • Applicants for the M.A. program must provide proof, established by official college transcripts, of ability to succeed in graduate studies.
  • A maximum of six graduate credits toward the M.A. degree will be accepted by Holy Apostles for transfer. These credits must be from accredited colleges and must be applicable to the A. degree as outlined.

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