Carnegie Mellon University

Sample Curriculum

A typical course schedule might look as follows:

Fall First Year

  • Philosophy Core Seminar
  • Distribution
  • Elective

Spring First Year

  • Philosophy Core Seminar II
  • Distribution
  • Supervised reading and research

Fall Second Year

  • Distribution
  • Distribution
  • Elective

Spring Second Year

  • Thesis seminar
  • Elective
  • Supervised MA thesis research

It is not unusual for a student to take or audit a fourth course in some semesters.

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