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What will I learn?

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the M.A. program in Classics:

  • (language) Students will achieve advanced proficiency in either Latin or Greek and at least basic proficiency in the other.
  • (history) Students will demonstrate an advanced understanding of the diachronic development of Greek and Roman literature and of ancient Mediterranean cultures generally.
  • (material culture) Students will achieve an advanced understanding of how material evidence informs our understanding of ancient Mediterranean cultures.
  • (writing) Students will write critical research papers demonstrating mastery of scholarship on selected topics.
  • (career development) Students will become capable of entering a doctoral program in the field of classics and/or gaining employment as an instructor at the K-12 or community college level.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal and Creative Arts

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,210.00 per year
Start date

24 January 2022


College of Liberal and Creative Arts

1600 Holloway Ave,



94132, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An applicant must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and the equivalent major coursework for the program area to which application is made.

For international students

The ideal applicant to the Master of Arts in Classics program is someone with

  • an undergraduate major in classics (or equivalent learning experience); and
  • sufficient proficiency in both Latin and Greek to take graduate seminars in those languages.
  • The Graduate Division also requires that applicants have a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA.

Minimum TOEFL iBT 80, IELTS 7.0 or PTE 65; some majors require higher scores.

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


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