Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York


Degree Requirements for the M.A.P.R. Program

36 hours of course work (12 courses), including at least
  • four author courses (Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and Aquinas);
  • two historical survey courses (Classical Modern and Nineteenth Century);
  • two seminars in contemporary philosophy (elective);
  • two ethics courses (Natural Law Ethics and Normative Ethical Theory);  and
  • a two-semester integration seminar.
A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 in coursework. Only six credits of 2.0 (C) will be credited toward the degree. Twelve credits of C eliminate a student from the program.

An oral comprehensive examination before a board of examiners consisting of three faculty members.

A reading knowledge, demonstrated either in course work or by departmental exam, of one language other than English, normally either French or German, though substitutions (e.g., Greek or Latin) may be approved in light of a student’s research needs. The courses satisfying the language requirement are FREN 5090 (French) or GERM 5002 (German), or above.

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