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CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT:
Professor Don Garrett
ASSOCIATE CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT:
Professor Sharon Street
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS:
Professor David Chalmerser
DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES:
Associate Professor Robert Hopkins
Master of Arts Program in Philosophy
The Department of Philosophy offers a program leading to the degree of Master of Arts. The department’s requirements are (1) 32 points of graduate study, at least 24 in the department (courses taken outside the department, as well as transfer credits, must receive departmental approval); (2) a substantial research paper of appropriate quality, which may be written either in connection with a seminar or under the supervision of a departmental adviser and which must receive a grade of B+ or better. A student’s academic performance and status in the program are subject to periodic review by the department.
Dual Degree Master of Arts in Philosophy and Juris Doctorate
Students at the New York University School of Law may pursue an M.A.-J.D. dual degree program in philosophy and law. The School of Law requires 83 credits of study for the J.D. However, in the dual degree program, up to 12 law school credits for courses in the GSAS may be applied in satisfaction of this requirement. The M.A. requires 32 points of course work, but 8 points taken in the School of Law may be applied to the M.A. Thus a student need only earn a total of 95 points for the dual degree rather than the 115 needed if the degrees were completed separately. All other requirements of the M.A. as listed above must also be met.
Doctor of Philosophy Program in Philosophy
The Department of Philosophy also offers a program leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. The degree requires 72 points. The department requires that 44 points (the “basic points”) be as specified below. A minimum of 36 of the 44 basic points must be taken in the NYU Department of Philosophy. Twenty-eight of the total 72 points may be in dissertation research, although the student may include other courses toward that total as well. Transfer credit is apportioned on a case-by-case basis and is normally restricted to courses taken in philosophy Ph.D. programs. Normally, credit for a maximum of 12 basic points is allowed for work done elsewhere.
Dual Degree Doctor of Philosophy and Juris Doctorate
Students at the New York University School of Law may pursue a Ph.D./J.D. dual degree program in philosophy and law. The School of Law requires 83 credits of study for the J.D. However, in the dual degree program, up to 12 points for courses in GSAS may be applied in satisfaction of this requirement. The Ph.D. requires 72 points. However, in the dual degree program, credit for up to eight one-term courses in the School of Law may be applied toward the Ph.D. Therefore, the dual degree may be completed with as few as of 111 points instead of the 155 needed if both degrees were done separately. All other requirements for both degrees must be met.