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2017-2018 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 24, 2024
2017-2018 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

History and Philosophy of Science, MA

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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.)


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