What will I learn?

This program allows you to complete both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Philosophy in only one extra year of study (five years instead of four), with up to eight 500-level Philosophy credit hours double counted for both the bachelor’s and the master’s degree.

What the Program Entails

Students must take the full number of hours required for the MA degree. Upon entering the program students will be expected to enroll in at least 12 credit hours of graduate coursework each semester. During the two years of graduate study, students are required to take at least 46 graduate credit hours (12 courses), including one research seminar each spring semester, and in addition a teaching practicum in the spring semester of the second year of graduate study.

The full number of hours required for the master’s degree must be taken, and students must complete all university, divisional, and departmental requirements for the bachelor’s degree. However, a maximum of 8 hours of graduate credit can be double counted for the bachelor’s and the master’s degree. With permission of the appropriate advisor(s) and dean(s) or their designee(s), students may count the graduate credit hours toward their major, minor, electives, and university requirements.

Students may either receive both the BA and the MA degrees simultaneously or may receive the BA prior to the MA. As soon as the BA is completed, students will automatically be classified as graduate students.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$37,379.12 per year
USD $37,379.12 /year for bachelor’s degree; USD $33,403.44 /year for master’s degree; This is annual fee for regular bachelor and masters degree and is offered as guide

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 December 2021, 1 February 2022

Start date

24 January 2022


College of Arts and Science

143 Upham Hall,



45056, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: TOEFL with a minimum score of 550; Pearson Test of English(PTE) with a overall score of 53.

For international students

Completion of formal secondary education in a pre-university curriculum

This education must culminate in the award of a diploma or the issuance of a leaving certificate or matriculation certificate generally recognized as the educational qualification necessary for admission to higher studies.

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.25.

English Language Requirements:

To be considered for direct admission into an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree program at Miami University, international students whose native language is not English should have earned the following minimum scores:


Internet-based: 80

Paper-based: 550

IELTS (and IELTS Indicator) - Overall band: 6.5

Duolingo English Test - Overall score: 110

PTE Academic - Overall Score: 53

Application deadline: Feb/01 for fall; Dec/01 for spring.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Miami University

Students who are driven to achieve the highest quality education will be given every tool to succeed at Miami University.

  • Diverse selection of quality study programs available
  • Above-average graduate salaries and employment rates
  • Modern, well-maintained facilities cater to every need
  • Many internship and study-abroad opportunities