The Program

Students will learn to critically analyze texts and material culture by using various theoretical approaches. The program will also stress making ethical use of sources and material artefacts, and proper citations and permission to publish. There’s a broad selection of courses split up by era (Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Republican, Imperial, and Medieval) and genre (Epic, Tragedy, Comedy, History, Satire, Elegaic). In addition we have material culture courses in Art History, Archaeology and Epigraphy.

How to Apply

Interested individuals will need to apply for the program through the School of Graduate Studies, and will be admitted under Plan A (Master’s Thesis).

Application Requirements
  • Transcripts
  • GPA: 3.5 or higher recommended
  • 2-years of college-level Greek or Latin
  • GRE scores
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
Application Deadlines
  • March 1 for fall semester enrollment
  • November 1 for spring semester enrollment if you are applying for both admission and financial aid consideration

Curriculum Details

Required Courses:
  • CLSC 420: Materials and Methods (3 credit hours)
  • CLSC 651: Thesis and presentation (6 credit hours)

Students are required to write a substantial, carefully argued, original piece of scholarship that is carefully documented with both primary and secondary sources on a topic in Classics under the direction of a faculty advisor. They will also be required to give an oral presentation and defense of it. As the culminating learning experience, the thesis will give students an opportunity to demonstrate expertise in the chosen area of research.

Elective Courses:
  • 15 credit hours (5 courses) of any combination of Greek or Latin at the 400-level
  • 6 credit hours (2 courses) of Classics courses at the 400-level

Students are to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout the program. Full-time students should complete within 2 years, part-time students within 5 years.