The Department offers a program of study that allows Tulane undergraduates who graduate with a Major in Philosophy to receive an M.A. in Philosophy after one additional year. The program is intended primarily for students who are eager to continue their study of philosophy, but have no interest in attending a Ph.D. program, or do not feel ready to apply for admission to one.
The 4 + 1 M.A. program is independent of the Ph.D. program. Subsequent admission to the Ph.D. program requires application through the normal channels.
The 4+1 M.A. degree will be awarded to students who obtain either of the following:
The first option will be encouraged in most cases.
Tulane is unable to provide funding for the final year of the 4+1 M.A. in Philosophy. However, tuition is substantially reduced (Approx. $9500 for the academic year 2001-2002).
In order to satisfy either of these options, it will be necessary to carry over a number of courses from the undergraduate degree.
The requirements for the Philosophy Major in the B.A. degree include two courses at the 600-level. ONE AND ONLY ONE of those courses can count toward the 4+1 M.A. requirements. However, any additional 600-level or 700-level courses that have been taken for the undergraduate degree may be transferred (UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 12 CREDIT HOURS).
Further details and information about the application process may be obtained from the Director of Graduate Studies - Bruce Brower.
Tulane University, Department of Philosophy, 105 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5305 firstname.lastname@example.org