Master's Requirement

If a student enters the program without an appropriate Master’s degree, he or she must earn the degree at the University or, at least, convince the Committee that he or she has completed an equivalent course of study here. On arrival, the student should consult with the department in question, and with his or her CHSS advisor, to determine exactly what is required for the degree (or what would be considered a proper equivalent). If a student enters the program with a Master’s degree in an appropriate area, the Committee will determine what level of credit is to be given for it, and may decide that some further work is necessary.

Students coming without a Master’s degree should choose one of the following options:

  1. SCIENCE OPTION. The student may earn a Master’s degree in a science (here understood to include social sciences, mathematics, and statistics).
  2. PHILOSOPHY OPTION. The student may earn a Master’s degree in Philosophy.
  3. HISTORY OPTION. The student may earn a Master’s degree in History.