Philosophy Graduate Degree Programs
Candidates must fulfill the requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and of the Department of Philosophy. See the College of Graduate Studies section of Part 4 for the general requirements applicable to each degree.
The M.A. program in Philosophy is a cooperative one, offered jointly by the University of Idaho and Washington State University, so that University of Idaho students may have the benefit of additional faculty and classes available at Washington State.
Master of Arts. All students earning the M.A. degree in Philosophy will be required to complete 30 credit hours, including twelve hours of core courses, twelve hours of elective courses, and six hours of Master's Thesis research. Up to six hours of coursework may be completed at the 400-level. Students may pursue a traditional Philosophy M.A. or choose one of two options for emphasis: Environmental Philosophy or Ethics.
Environmental Philosophy Option. For students choosing the Environmental Philosophy Option, administered by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Idaho: the thesis must be in Environmental Philosophy and at least 15 of the letter-graded credit hours must be in environmental courses, some of which may be offered through other departments. Relevant courses approved by the student's thesis advisor.
Ethics Option. For students choosing the Ethics Option, administered by the Department of Philosophy at Washington State University: the thesis must be in Ethics and at least 15 of the letter-graded credit hours must be in ethics or other normative theory courses approved by the student's thesis advisor.