The Department of Classics welcomes applications to our M.A. program. Please contact Acting Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Tara Welch, as soon as possible if you are interested. Funding is available via Graduate Teaching Assistant appointments.

The Master's degree program offers advanced study and includes a research component. Students wishing to prepare for Ph.D.-level studies should consult carefully with the Director of Graduate Studies.


In addition to the general admission requirements of the University, the beginning graduate student in Classics should have 15 junior/senior hours of Latin and/or Greek. Junior/senior hours are defined as third semester of study and above for Greek, fourth semester and above for Latin. Incoming students are also encouraged to complete course work in the history, archaeology, and philosophy of ancient Greece and Rome before entering the program.


There is no deadline for applications to the M.A. program, but those received by January 5 (for Fall enrollment) will receive fullest consideration. For January enrollment, applications received by October 1 will receive fullest consideration. See the Master's program page for details regarding Graduate Teaching Assistantships and other available funding.

Application Materials 

  • A current resume or C.V. (suggested one page in length)
  • Writing Sample (25 page maximum)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three letters of reference
  • Official GRE scores (strongly recommended)
  • Scanned copies of official transcripts with application. Official degree-conferred transcripts directly from the conferring institution will be required upon admission.
  • TOEFL required (if student's native language is not English)

To apply to the M.A. program in Classics, click the button below.