2023-2024 CATALOG

The Academic Catalog is the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies and degree requirements for Loyola University Chicago. It is published every year in advance of the next academic year.

Philosophy (BA/MA)

The BA/MA in Philosophy program allows students to earn both bachelor's and master’s degrees in philosophy in five years. This accelerated degree program is a cost-effective option for undergraduate majors wishing to pursue graduate education in philosophy. It prepares students to apply for doctoral programs and gives them a chance to work with faculty they already know at the graduate level. A student enrolled in this program is an undergraduate for four years and a graduate student for one year. Philosophy majors must apply to the BA/MA program in their junior year. They will then have a modified program of study in their senior year, taking courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level that count toward their BA and MA, before completing a fifth year of graduate study.

Program Highlights

  • Cost-effective option for undergraduate majors interested in pursuing graduate education in philosophy.
  • Takes half the time to complete than a traditional MA at a new institution
  • Provides excellent preparation for applying to PhD programs and pursuing specialized research at the doctoral level
  • Offers continuity of education, allowing students to continue working with faculty they already know