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Philosophy has set up two levels of examinations for the graduate student: the Comprehensive Examination in the History of Philosophy for the degree of Masters of Arts and the Preliminary Examinations for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

  • The Comprehensive Examination must be passed before the student may submit or defend a thesis.
  • The Preliminary Examinations must be passed before the student can submit a prospectus to the dissertation committee.