The Department of Philosophy offers the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. The regulations are so constituted that one cannot obtain a Ph.D. without having satisfied the M.A. requirements along the way. Students in the Ph.D. program who have satisfied the requirements for the M.A. will be awarded the M.A. degree upon request. Regulations and procedures pertaining specifically to the Philosophy Department can be found in the links to the right.
Information pertaining to all graduate students can be found in two announcements of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies: Programs of Study and the Student Handbook. The latter contains detailed regulations in regard to admission and readmission, registration, fees and expenses, performance and conduct, and degree requirements.