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Graduate study in philosophy may be pursued and graduate degrees in philosophy may be sought for various reasons.
The M.A. program may be pursued to enhance one's knowledge and appreciation of philosophy, to complement one's work in another field, or to prepare for or make up one's mind about pursuing the Ph.D. The Ph.D. program is designed especially, though not exclusively, for those wishing to prepare for a career as professional philosophers.