MA Program

Welcome to our MA Program

The KU Department of Classics offers a 2-year, fully-funded MA program. We welcome applications from all qualified students.

There is no deadline for applications to the MA program; however applications received by January 5th will receive fullest consideration.

To learn more about our MA program, please watch the introductory video from our Director of Graduate Studies or explore using the links below.


The Department of Classics offers advanced course work in the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome. Students are expected to study the classical languages (Greek and Latin) and literatures as well as the art and archaeological remains of the Greek and Roman worlds.  Students entering with the recommended preparation can complete the MA program in four semesters.

The Department offers three tracks toward the MA in Classics: one with an emphasis on Classical Languages, one with an emphasis on Classical Art & Archaeology, and a Combined BA/MA in Classics. All three degree programs include both a thesis and a non-thesis option.

Additional degree info:

The Master's Program Profile provides a statistical overview of the MA program.