The Department offers a Master of Arts degree under three headings: in Latin, in Greek, and in Classics (Latin and Greek together). Students typically come to these programs to prepare themselves either for entry into a Ph.D. program elsewhere, or for a career in teaching at the secondary level.
Each degree requires a combination of course work, independent study, and comprehensive examinations; for the M.A. degree a thesis option is also available, with departmental permission. The M.A. degree requires 30 credits, all within the department. Candidates for any degree are required to complete a departmental reading list, which varies to suit the several degrees, and to pass both written and oral examinations. They are also required to demonstrate the ability to read a modern foreign language, usually French or German, with a dictionary.
Financial Aid and Student Life
Limited scholarship aid is available, chiefly in the form of tuition remission. One teaching assistantship, which carries a stipend in addition to free tuition, is usually reserved for a second-year student.
Monitoring and Regulating Student Progress
For more detailed information on each program, including the appropriate reading list, select the degree in which you are interested:
Electronic application forms for the M.A. degree(s) (M.A. in Classics, Greek, and Latin) are available directly from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
For additional information please contact:
Professor Gail Hoffman
Graduate Program Director
Professor Mary Crane
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