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PHILOSOPHY Criteria for Satisfactory Progress
To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School requirements in addition to the requirements of the department or program. See Graduate School degree requirements.
M.A. PH.D.
Overall GPA
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Overall GPA
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Other Grade Requirements
Yes
Students are considered to be making unsatisfactory progress when they have two or more grades of Incomplete at any one time for one semester or more.
Other Grade Requirements
Yes
Students are considered to be making unsatisfactory progress when they have two or more grades of Incomplete at any one time for one semester or more.
Probation Policy
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Probation Policy
Yes
Students not making satisfactory progress will be placed on academic probation for one academic year; if the deficiencies are not made up in that period the candidate will be dropped from the program.
Specific Courses
No
Specific Courses
Yes
The history of philosophy requirement must be completed by the end of the third year of study
Specific Credits
Yes
Eighteen total credits of course work, at least 9 credits in philosophy courses numbered 800 or above; neither Philosophy 900 nor Philosophy 999 may be counted toward this requirement.
Specific Credits
Yes
Ten philosophy graduate seminars of 3 credits each (30 total credits)
Examinations
No
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
By the end of the second year, students must pass with a grade of A an examination in first-order logic. Students must pass the examination on the dissertation prospectus by the end of the second semester, after passing the prelim and completing course requirements.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
A master's paper is required. The degree must be completed by the end of the fourth semester of full-time study. Contact the department for more information.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes, Yes
After completing the second semester, students must
  • take a sufficient course load in philosophy, in the opinion of the major professor and department chair, to indicate serious pursuit of a Ph.D. in philosophy
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 in philosophy graduate seminars (courses numbered 800 and above)
  • complete the requirements necessary to be promoted to dissertator by the end of the fourth year.
Language Requirements
No
Language Requirements
No
A student's major professor may require that the student acquire reading knowledge of a foreign language necessary for work in the student's area of specialization.
Minor Requirements
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Advisor
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Advisor
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Review Policy
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Review Policy
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