New M.A. students entering the program in the fall and enrolling in six or more credits are eligible to receive 25% award on tuition. Please see the graduate special awards website for complete details.
The department does not award M.A. assistantships but may offer some tuition remission. This tuition remission is contingent on available funding and is awarded on a competitive basis. Funding is also usually available for students to intensively study languages abroad during their first summer in the program. On campus, tuition assistance is usually available for semester language courses.
Graduate Assistantships outside the Philosophy Department are also usually available, providing tuition assistance, a stipend, or an hourly wage. These are awarded by direct application to the assistantship, not as part of a Philosophy Department-based funding package. In recent years, our M.A. students have obtained positions in the University Writing Center, the Honors College, the Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research, the Center for Women and Gender Studies, through faculty-edited journals, and through individual faculty research grant initiatives. Students joining the program will be alerted as opportunities become available.