Official transcripts from the institution conferring the baccalaureate
degree and from all colleges and universities subsequently attended.
We also recommend that students submit with their application: (a) two letters of recommendation, and (b) one sample of philosophical writing.
Are the Degree Requirements?
thesis option requires 24 semester
hours of course work and 6 semester hours of thesis work, culminating
in a defense of the thesis before the faculty.
non-thesis option requires 36 semester hours of course work.
During the third or fourth semester of graduate work, the non-thesis
candidate will submit a paper to the graduate faculty which will be
the basis of an oral presentation and discussion.
master's degree will normally take three or four regular semesters to
complete. Only a minimal amount of work may be completed in the summers.
Can I Do with a Master's Degree in Philosophy?
M.A. degree can be used as a stepping stone to a wide variety of programs
and careers. Our students have been admitted to Ph.D. programs in philosophy
at Oxford University, Columbia, Washington University, University of
Massachusetts, Indiana, Tulane, Marquette, Colorado, Connecticut, Arkansas,
Georgia, Syracuse, Purdue, Florida State, Rice, Kansas, Texas, Nebraska,
University of California-San Diego, University of Paris-Sorbonne, Utah,
Kentucky, Iowa, Baylor University, and Bowling Green State University.
who have entered law school report that the M.A. degree provided them
with an excellent foundation for legal studies. Some graduates have
gone on to either study theology or prepare for the ministry at denominational
seminaries or schools such as the Harvard Divinity School. Finally,
students have done graduate work in philosophy to strengthen their intellectual
skills before entering into business or professional careers.
Do I Apply to Your Graduate Program?
may obtain an application by clicking on the following link: Graduate
you have further inquiries about the graduate program in philosophy
you may contact:
Robert Westmoreland, Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Philosophy and Religion
University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677-1848
Fax: (662) 915-5654
for applications for admission:
- Fall enrollment--July 1 (rolling)
Spring enrollment--December 1 (rolling)
applications will be considered, but admission and/or financial
assistance cannot be guaranteed.