Jun 21, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Master of Arts, Philosophy/Juris Doctor (MA/JD)

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Students must complete 24 units in the USC School of Philosophy and 76 units in the USC Gould School of Law.

First Year: Required law school curriculum

Second and Third Years: The Department of Philosophy prefers that students take at least one philosophy course each semester. During the four semesters, students must take at least 16 units at the 500-level, including PHIL 450 Intermediate Symbolic Logic  or PHIL 510 Philosophical Logic  and PHIL 500 Introduction to Contemporary Philosophical Literature , and PHIL 503 Introduction to Contemporary Philosophical Literature on Value , one 400- or 500-level course in ethics or social/political philosophy or aesthetics or philosophy of law; one 400- or 500-level course in metaphysics or epistemology or philosophy of language or philosophy of science or philosophy of mind; one 400- or 500-level course in the history of ancient or early modern philosophy; passage of the second year review that shall include a research paper based on a completed seminar paper and completion of a publishable research paper. Students must also complete 46 additional law units.

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