Classics (M.A.)

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. Additionally, the applicant must present an undergraduate major in Latin, Greek, or Classics, or receive the consent of the graduate advisor for graduate work. Evidence of having passed the Graduate Record Exam is required.

The master’s degree in Classics is offered under the following options:

Plan A: Twenty-four credits in course work, plus an eight-credit thesis.

Plan B: Twenty-eight credits in course work, plus a four-credit essay.

Plan C: Thirty-two credits in course work.

Candidacy must be established by the time twelve credits have been earned.

Academic Scholarship: All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Concentrations available under Plan A or Plan B are: Latin, or ancient Greek and Latin. Concentrations available under Plan C are: Latin, Ancient Greek and Latin, or Ancient Studies. 

Latin (M.A. Concentration)

Under Plan A, course work must include at least twenty-four credits in Latin, exclusive of LAT 8999, abd at least eight of these twenty-four credits must be in courses numbered 7000 or higher. LAT 5000 does not satisfy these requirements; a final written and/or oral examination is required.

Under Plan B, course work must include at least twenty-eight credits in Latin, exclusive of LAT 7999, and at least eight of these twenty-eight credits must be in courses numbered 7000 or higher. A maximum of four credits in cognate or related fields may be applied under this Plan; LAT 5000 does not satisfy these requirements; a final written and/or oral examination is required.

Under Plan C, course work must include at least thirty-two credits in Latin,and at least eight of these thirty-two credits must be in courses numbered 7000 or higher. A maximum of four credits in cognate or related fields may be applied under this Plan; LAT 5000 does not satisfy these requirements; a final written and/or oral examination is required.

Greek (Ancient) and Latin (M.A. Concentration)

Under Plan A, a minimum of twelve credits in course work is required in each language (Ancient Greek and Latin) exclusive of GKA 8999 or LAT 8999. A minimum of two courses (exclusive of thesis courses) in one language must be in courses numbered 7000 or higher. GKA 5000 or LAT 5000 does not satisfy these requirements; a final written and/ or oral examination is required.

Under Plan B, a minimum of twelve credits in course work is required in each language (Ancient Greek and Latin) exclusive of GKA 7999 or LAT 7999. A minimum of two courses (exclusive of the essay course) in one language must be in courses numbered 7000 or higher. The remaining four credits may be in Latin or Ancient Greek; alternatively, a maximum of four credits in cognate or related fields may be applied. GKA 5000 or LAT 5000 does not satisfy these requirements; a final written and/or oral examination is required.

Under Plan C, a minimum of sixteen credits in course work must be taken in one language, and a minimum of twelve credits in the other. To complete the thirty-two credit requirement, four credits in either language may be added; alternatively, a maximum of four credits in cognate or related fields may be applied. GKA 5000 or LAT 5000 does not satisfy these requirements; a final written and/or oral examination is required.

Ancient Studies (M.A. Concentration)

This concentration is available only under Plan C. A minimum of twenty credits is required in either Ancient Greek or Latin, exclusive of GKA 5000 or LAT 5000, plus three credits of CLA 5300, three additional credits in Classics (CLA) courses at the 5000 level or above and at least six additional credits in courses selected from the following list. At least two courses elected in this plan must be in courses numbered 7000 or above.

ANT 5270Concepts and Techniques in Archaeology3
AH 5210Hellenistic Art3
AH 5260Classical Greek Art3
AH 5270Roman Painting and Sculpture3
AH 5310The Ancient City of Athens3
CLA 5050Cleopatra3
CLA 5150Athens and the Ancient Greek World3-4
CLA 5190Topics on Women in Antiquity3
CLA 5200Special Studies1-4
CLA 5350/3350Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans3
CLA 5600/3600Religious Experience Among the Ancient Greeks and Romans3
CLA 5700/3700The Golden Age of Rome3-4
CLA 5800/3800Survey of Greek Literature3-4
CLA 5825/3825Survey of Latin Literature3-4
CLA 6260Further Studies in Mythology3
HIS 5330History of Ancient Greece3
or HIS 7330 Readings in the History of Ancient Greece
HIS 5340History of Ancient Rome3
or HIS 7340 Readings in the History of Ancient Rome
HIS 5360The Early Middle Ages: 300-10003
or HIS 7360 Readings in the Early Middle Ages: 300-1000
PHI 5400The Presocratics and Sophists3
PHI 5410Plato4
PHI 5420Aristotle4