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Philosophy, M.A.


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M.A. Degree


Admission


Admission to the M.A. program in Philosophy requires, subject to the general regulations of the School of Graduate Studies, a B.A. with at least B+ (or the equivalent) standing in Honours Philosophy, or Honours Philosophy in combination with another subject. Other students may be admitted as candidates for the degree upon completion of prerequisite studies prescribed by the Department.

Requirements


The requirements for the M.A. are: B- standing or better in course work, normally amounting to six one-term courses or the equivalent, and a satisfactory thesis and oral defense on a subject approved by the Department. The Department recommends that students with deficiencies in their undergraduate preparation in Philosophy should remedy these deficiencies through the courses they select. The thesis should demonstrate a capacity for independent study and critical judgement.

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