MA in Classical Languages

The MA in Classical Languages is for students who have proficiency in Latin, Greek, or both ancient languages. The degree requires a minimum 31 hours of graduate-level course work. This includes the Proseminar (1 hour), Classical Culture (3 hours), and thesis (3 hours). For the Greek and Latin track students take 18 hours in Greek and Latin courses; for an emphasis in Latin or Greek, they take 15 hours in the appropriate language. For the remainder of their course work students may select courses in Greek, Latin, classical civilization, ancient history, archaeology, art, philosophy, linguistics, or other related fields. All students must also demonstrate reading proficiency in German, French, or Italian. Students must pass a written examination on the Reading List in the spring semester of their first year. All students must complete a thesis which they defend at an oral examination in their final semester.