Degree Programs: Full-Time/Part-Time: Free-Standing M.A.
Programs of study in the Department of Classics emphasize Greek and Latin language and literature. Courses offered include classes and advanced seminars on Greek and Latin linguistics, literature (individual authors and literary genres), ancient philosophy, intellectual history and critical theory, as well as the technical discipline of classical philology (paleography, textual criticism, epigraphy, papyrology, numismatics). Students may also take courses in ancient history or ancient art and archaeology (given in the Departments of History and the Department of Art History and Archaeology), but students whose primary interest is in ancient history or ancient art and archaeology should enroll in those departments. The department participates in the interdisciplinary graduate program in Classical Studies and in the doctoral concentration in Comparative Literature and Society.
In addition to the requirements listed below, all students must submit one transcript showing courses and grades per school attended, a Statement of Academic Purpose, a writing sample ( course paper, term paper, etc.) and three letters of evaluation from academic sources. All international students whose native language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from an institution in a country whose official language is not English, must submit scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS. For more information, refer to our Admissions Information and Frequently Asked Questions pages.
Deadline for Spring Admission: Possible with Dept. Permission
An adequate and proven reading knowledge of Greek and Latin is required for admission, together with completion of at least one year of advanced work in the other language.