Area of Concentration (9 credit hours) Three thematically related courses in one of the following areas, or in another academically sound concentration approved by the student’s faculty advisor:
Peace and Conflict Resolution
Human Rights and Social Justice
Global Environmental Justice
Ethics of Development
International Economic Justice
Global Governance and International Organizations
Electives (3 credit hours) Three credit hours from skills workshops, master’s thesis requirement, or other elective courses chosen in consultation with faculty and advisor
Completing your requirements
MA graduate classes are those courses numbered 500–700. Courses numbered 400- and below will not count toward graduate degree requirements.
For courses to count toward an MA program of study, students must take courses for letter grades (A-F), rather than pass/fail (P/F). If a student is interested in taking a course for degree credit that is only offered as pass/fail, the student must first obtain approval from his or her advisor.
An EPGA advising worksheet is available from graduate advising. You should fill this in as you complete courses since. Although we are here to assist you, it is ultimately your responsibility to make sure all degree requirements are completed.
In addition to completing specific course requirements, you must:
Maintain satisfactory academic standing by 1) earning at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA; 2) receiving credit in at least two-thirds of attempted courses; 3) meeting on time degree requirements such as course work, qualifying papers, and master’s research requirement; and 4) maintain continuous enrollment by registering in regularly scheduled courses or by registering for PHIL-099 Maintain Matriculation.* If a student fails to register during either fall or spring semesters, unless he or she has successfully petitioned in advance for a leave of absence from the program, he or she will be removed automatically from the program. Readmission will require a new application, and there is no guarantee that the Graduate Committee and Chair will readmit the candidate.
* Maintain Matriculation (PHIL-099) is available for master’s students completing their programs to enable them to finish their capstone or thesis research, exams, or other requirements of their master’s program. 099 should not be taken with any other courses, and is not credit-bearing. The cost of the course is $150. 099 may not be used to establish full-time or part-time status for merit aid or immigration purposes.
Complete all requirements detailed above within six academic year. Academic Regulations state that all work for the master’s degree must be completed in no more than six years after the date of first enrollment in the degree program.