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The Master of Arts in Philosophy program is a terminal program aimed at two purposes:

  1. To enable professionals and advanced students from other disciplines to complement their training with systematic study of the philosophical concepts most relevant to their specialty
  2. To enable students who may have come to the study of philosophy late in their careers, or who are returning to academic pursuits after pursuing other interests, to continue to enjoy the personal enrichment of philosophy and/or to prepare themselves for doctoral studies at Texas A&M or elsewhere

Customize Your Degree

Two options for obtaining the master's in philosophy are available: a non-thesis internship option and a thesis option.

Depending on your background, you may be required to take particular undergraduate courses in order to enhance your program of study.

Non-Thesis Option

If you want to apply your philosophical skills to other environments, such as education, medicine, law, the military or business, you may arrange a professional internship. You must complete at least 30 semester hours of coursework in addition to your internship.

Thesis Option

If you choose to write a master’s thesis, you must take at least 24 semester hours in addition to your thesis research.