MA in Classics: Classical Civilizations

The M.A. in Classical Civilizations offers students the flexibility of designing a program of study that best suits their prior preparation, academic interests, and professional goals. This degree may serve as preparation for doctoral level work in Classics, but students must take care to choose courses that will satisfy the admissions requirements of Ph.D. programs that interest them.

The M.A. program in Classical Civilizations is pursued through coursework which culminates in the writing of a MA paper (33 credit hours). Apart from the Classics Proseminar, no specific courses are required, but students must distribute their coursework as outlined below:

A. Course Requirements

Course Option
Credit Hours Requirement
1 Proseminar (CLA 5936)
6 2 courses in Greek, Latin, or Classical literature in trans. (NOT to include LNW 5932 or GRW 5909)
6 2 graduate courses in ancient history
3 1 graduate course in classical archaeology
14 Additional elective coursework in Classics or related fields
0 Translation Exams (LNW/GRW 8966r) or M.A. Comprehensive Exam in Classics (CLA 8961)
3 M.A. Paper (CLA 5919)


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