What will I learn?

The UCLA Department of Classics is one of three Humanities departments at UCLA ranked in the top ten nationally in the last National Research Council report. Classics form the foundation for the Humanities. Philology, philosophy, government (including democracy), the theater, linguistics, archaeology, literary theory and many other fields have their origins in the Classics. The UCLA Department of Classics has a robust undergraduate and graduate program. Each year we teach an average of 2,000 undergraduate students various aspects of Greek and Roman culture, literature, philology, archaeology, and history.

Course Requirements

A minimum of 32 units of 200-series courses is required. These may include courses taken prior to the M.A. degree in this department in excess of M.A. requirements, and may include courses in other departments. The choices of courses are subject to the graduate adviser's approval. At least 20 units must be full seminars, and the 32 units must include Greek and Latin 210, unless these were taken previously.

Which department am I in?

College of Letters and Science

Study options

Full Time (12 quarters)

Tuition fees
$32,374.00 (24,03,365) per year
Application deadline

Expected January 2022

Start date

Expected September 2021


College of Letters and Science

2300 Murphy Hall,



90095, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum score of 570 in paper based TOEFL.

For international students

A UCLA M.A. degree in Classics with a comprehensive examination grade of B+ or better, or an equivalent degree from another university is required.

IELTS Academic overall band score should be at least 7.0 is the minimum required.

TOEFL score on the paper and pencil test must be at least 560 or at least 87 on the internet-based test.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.