The Department of Classics welcomes applications to our MA program. Please contact Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Scioli (, 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 PhD-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.  Candidates slightly deficient in the stated requirements may be admitted provisionally. Incoming students are also encouraged to complete course work in the history, archaeology, and philosophy of ancient Greece and Rome before entering the program.


Applications to the MA program received by January 5th (for Fall enrollment) will receive fullest consideration; our final deadline for Fall is July 1st. For January enrollment, applications received by October 1st will receive fullest consideration; our final deadline for spring is December 1st. 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 MA program in Classics, click the button below.