Graduate Admissions

The Department of Classics currently offers the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Classics with a focus on ancient languages and literature. Students can focus their coursework on Greek, Latin, or Greek and Latin. In addition, the department offers a Master of Arts degree with a focus on classic archaeology and material culture.

The master's degree, however, should not be considered only as a degree that provides vocational training. The degree provides students with a deep knowledge of the Greek and Roman cultures, and with a deep knowledge of the continued relevance of these cultures to the contemporary world.

The master's degree is completed partially through course work and partially through writing a thesis, completing translation exams, or by submitting a portfolio of research papers. In addition, students must exhibit competency in French, German, or Italian.

Programs of study are arranged in consultation with two advisers, at least one of whom is a member of the Department of Classics. Programs of study are composed from graduate courses in Latin, Greek, Classics, History, History of Art and Architecture, Religion, Philosophy, and English.

Successful applicants should have experience in classical Greek and Latin beyond the intermediate level. To apply for admission to the graduate program in Classics click on the green "Apply Now" button at the bottom of this page.

Documents needed for admission to do graduate work in Classics include the following:

  1. Completed graduate admission application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of academic purpose
  4. Transcripts of all college work
  5. Three letters of recommendation
  6. A sample of written work
  7. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required for international students.

The deadline for admission application is February 1.

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