What will I learn?

The M.A. program is normally a two-year course of study. In the first two terms, students are required to complete 3 credit hours in GRK or LATN course at he 7000 level, 3 credits of CLAS Archaeology or Ancient History courses at the 7000 level, a 0-credit proseminar on research skills and topics in Classical Studies, and 6 additional credit hours at the 7000 level in the area of specialization. In consultation with the advisor, students may elect up to 12 additional credit hours at the 3000, 4000 or 7000 level. In the third term, students normally formulate their thesis topics; in the second year of the program, students complete the thesis.

The M.A. may be earned either through a combination of coursework and thesis or coursework and comprehensive examination.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$5,874.90 (US$ 4,575) per year
One year tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years
Application deadline

Expected March 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022


University of Manitoba

Fort Garry Campus,

400 UMSU University Centre,


Manitoba (MB),

R3T 2N2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English language requirements accepted: TOEFL paper based score of 550; Achieve minimum scores of 4.5 in Reading, 4.5 in Listening, and 4.0 in Writing on the CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees); Achieve a minimum score of 6.5 based upon the Academic Module on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System); Achieve a minimum score of 80 on the MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) offered by the University of Michigan; Achieve a minimum grade of C in the University of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.Achieve a score of 60 or more in the CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment); Achieve a minimum of 58% in the Pearson Test of English.Achieve a minimum of 65% in Level 5 of the direct entry English program (also known as Intensive Academic English Program orIAEP), as taught by the English Language Centre of the University of Manitoba.

For international students

Demonstrated proficiency in ancient Greek and Latin and a four-year Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Greek, Latin or Classics.

English Language Requirements:

  • TOEFL - Achieve a minimum Internet-based -iBT (86; minimum score of 20 in each of reading, writing, listening and speaking categories)
  • IELTS - Achieve a minimum score of 6.5 in the Academic Module
  • PTE Academic - minimum 61 overall

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


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