Master of Arts in Philosophical Studies

Master of Arts in Philosophical Studies (M.A.P.S.)

Admissions Information

The Master of Arts in Philosophical Studies program is ideal for those looking for a graduate-level education in Philosophy or Christian Thought (Apologetics). The MAPS program makes an excellent basis to pursue further graduate work at the doctorate level, or for entrance into academic circles.

Throughout this program, students will participate in intensive study of classic, modern and contemporary philosophy.  Of special interest to our students and faculty is how the study of philosophy enlightens many of the contours of historical, orthodox Christian theology--fundamental to understanding and defending the Christian worldview. A thesis is required of students in this program, with an oral defense, as well as knowledge of a modern language, and a comprehensive examination.  Please contact the Program Director, Dr. Edward Martin, for further information.


Academic Information

Courses

Sampling of program courses

  • Modern Philosophy: PHIL 565
  • Contemporary Philosophy: PHIL 575
  • Introduction to Philosophy of Religion: PHIL 550
  • Classic & Religious Epistemology: PHIL 625
  • Research Methods: PHIL 680
  • Thesis Defense: PHIL 690

Program of Study

View Degree Completion Plan (DCP)

Graduate Student Handbook

Updated January 2014

Thesis Proposal Form

Fill out and turn in the Thesis Proposal Form, when you submit your official proposal to the two faculty members guiding your thesis project (the advisor/chair, and the reader) and to the Program Director in the Department of Philosophy.


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