Program Specific Requirements
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Preparing to Apply
Prior to submitting your application, meet with the Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s (BAM) Coordinator, director of your undergraduate program and with the director of the master’s program.
- Applicants must submit:
- Transcript from PatriotWeb
- Two confidential recommendation letters, preferably from philosophy faculty
- Goals statement of the applicant's goals in pursuing the MA in philosophy
- Writing sample that represents the applicant's best work in philosophy
- Go over your schedule for completion of the undergraduate degree
- Plan appropriate graduate course work
- Be familiar with the policies for accelerated master's programs
When to Apply
Mason undergraduate students who have completed 60 credits toward the bachelor’s degree are invited to apply.
Eligible students should contact their advisor to initiate the application process. Access the Accelerated Master's Guide for more information.
The application is processed by the Office of Graduate Admissions. If approved, students will receive a notification from the Office of Graduate Admissions. During the final semester of the undergraduate program, students must submit their completed Transition Form to their undergraduate advisor, graduate advisor, and the CHSS Graduate Admissions Office. Upon undergraduate degree conferral and successful transition from the accelerated master’s program, students will receive an official decision letter from the Office of Graduate Admissions for the term they officially begin the master’s program.
The official date for the start of your master’s degree is the semester immediately following your undergraduate graduation. Upon transition to your master’s degree you will be subject to all graduate academic policies.
Accelerated master’s students must graduate from their undergraduate program in the semester specified on their application to the accelerated degree program with a minimum GPA of 3.00 in the 6 credits of graduate courses they take in undergrad. Changes to the timeline for conferral of the undergraduate degree should be approved by the graduate program director. Students must meet the University’s accelerated master’s program policies.
Failure to meet the terms of admission will result in termination from the accelerated master’s program.