MA Degree Requirements
A minimum 30 credit hours are required for the degree distributed as follows:
M.A. degree requirements:
A. Distribution-of-Studies Requirement:
1. Nine hours from Area 1 (Core Seminars). MA students must pass the end-of-term examination in all three core seminars. (See Section III E.1.)
2. Fifteen hours from Areas 2 and 3, with at least six hours in each area.
3. Six hours of Research Paper credits.
B. Language Requirement: Good reading knowledge of either French, German, Latin, Greek, or approved substitute language. (Language acquisition courses cannot count toward the degree).
C. Research Paper Requirement: Students must submit a research paper in the history of science and a research paper in the philosophy of science. Evaluations of papers will be limited to a master’s pass-fail. A master’s pass on both papers is required for the M.A. degree.
D. Course Credit Requirement: A minimum of 30 credit hours. No more than two (non-HPS) 1000-level courses (6 hours total) may count towards the M.A. degree. (No pre-1000 level courses can be used to satisfy the degree requirements. No HPS courses at the 1000-level can count.)