The Master of Arts in Philosophical Studies (MAPS) provides an opportunity for advanced study of philosophy, emphasizing both the history of philosophy and major topical areas, with attention to how these inform and are informed by the Catholic intellectual tradition.
The Mount’s philosophy faculty share a common vision of the compatibility of faith and reason and the integrity of philosophy as a truth-seeking discipline distinct from theology.
The MAPS program is designed to be compatible with the philosophical education included in the two-year pre-theology program of the Mount’s Seminary, but the program is not limited to seminary students. Any prospective student who meets the eligibility requirements may apply.
Coursework covers the following topics:
- Moral Philosophy
- Natural Theology
- Ancient Philosophy
- Medieval Philosophy
- Modern Philosophy
- Contemporary Philosophy
- Philosophy of Knowledge
All MAPS courses are offered during normal business hours Monday-Friday on the Emmitsburg Campus. No evening, weekend, or Frederick Campus MAPS courses are available.