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2016-2017 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Dec 08, 2021
 
2016-2017 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

History and Philosophy of Science, MA


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MA Degree Requirements


A minimum of 24 credit hours are required for the degree distributed as follows:

  1. Area 1-9 credit hours in core seminars, HPS 2501 , HPS 2502 , HPS 2503 .
  2. Areas 2 and 3-15 credit hours with at least 6 hours in each area.
  3. Core Seminar Examinations: A pass in end of term examinations in the two history of science core seminars and the philosophy of science core seminar.
  4. Language requirement: Good reading knowledge of either French, German, Latin, Greek, or another approved substitute language.
  5. 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 MA.
  6. No more than two (non-HPS) 1000-level courses may count toward the MA. (No pre-1000-level courses can be used to satisfy the degree requirements. No HPS courses at the 1000 level can count.)

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