Master’s degrees

M.A. (en route to the PhD)

Students in the doctoral program who complete all requirements for the Ph.D. apart from the submission of a completed dissertation (but including the presentation and successful defense of a dissertation prospectus) may petition for the M.A. degree.

We do not offer a terminal Master’s degree.

Legacy degrees (before Fall 2023)

Students who reached the current “M.A.” milestones before Fall 2023 were awarded an M.Phil.

Students who successfully complete the course work, examinations, and work samples required by the end of the second year of graduate study were awarded an M.A.

Director of Graduate Studies

Any questions about the graduate program can be directed to the DGS, Jim Wood, at