Master of Arts in Philosophy – History of Philosophy
History of Philosophy Concentration Overview
The History of Philosophy concentration provides the student with a comprehensive understanding of the history of philosophical thought from the pre-Socratic period to the present day. Emphasis is placed on Ancient, Arabic, Medieval, Modern, and Contemporary philosophy.
Additionally, the program will enable students to understand philosophical themes and arguments in their proper historical context and interpret historical philosophical texts with accuracy and charity.
The Master of Arts in Philosophy concentration in History of Philosophy is available 100% Online.
Holy Apostles College and Seminary requires M.A. in Philosophy candidates to complete a six-credit co-requisite sequence of PHH 605 Ancient & Medieval Philosophy and PHH 620 Modern & Contemporary Philosophy along with a twelve credit core curriculum within the program. The core courses are as follows:
- PHE 610: Ethics
- PHS 610: Philosophical Anthropology
- PHS 611: Logic and Epistemology
- PHS 621: Philosophy of Nature and Metaphysics
Four courses must be taken within each area of concentration, and these are clearly marked within each concentration. The remaining two courses are electives and are preferably also within the concentration.
A candidate for the M.A. in Philosophy is required to complete course work from the various areas of graduate study. The specific degree requirements for the History of Philosophy Concentration may be found in the Degree Plan below.
The Summative Evaluation is the capstone of the student’s academic work in the M.A. program at Holy Apostles College and Seminary. All candidates for the M.A. degree are required to complete a Summative Evaluation exercise, which may take the form of a thesis or a comprehensive exam. Full descriptions of the Summative Evaluation exercise are available on the Summative Evaluation page.
How Do I Apply?
Applicants for the M.A. program should follow the Graduate Admissions procedures.
What Are Available Career Paths With This Degree?
Career possibilities with an Master of Arts in Philosophy include but not limited to:
Teaching at a university, college, seminary, or high school
Pursuing a career in law
Pursuing a career in medicine
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to complete an MA in Philosophy?
- The M.A. degree program may completed in as little as 2 years. There is a 6 year time limit from entry into the program through completion of the degree requirements. Please see the Academic Catalog for additional information.
Is the program flexible for working individuals?
- Our 100% online courses make the M.A. degree program flexible for working and busy individuals.
Are the faculty members faithful to the Magisterium?
- All members of the faculty who teach theology and philosophy must be approved by the Chancellor, make a Profession of Faith, and take an Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium.
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