Graduate Programs in Classics
If you are interested in continuing your classical education and wish to pursue the literature, history, philosophy, archaeology, and culture of the ancient world at a higher level, there are several options available to you. The Society for Classical Studies has compiled a comprehensive list of institutions that offer Post-Baccalaureate, M.A., M.A.T., and Ph.D. programs for you to explore.
Post-Baccalaureate programs offer a certificate in studies in Greek and Latin literature. Students spend a year taking courses at the next level appropriate for their language skills and apply for M.A. or Ph.D. programs. The Classics Department maintains a list of post-baccalaureate programs to consider.
Master of Arts (M.A.) degrees offer students with a strong foundation in both Greek and Latin the opportunity to further their study in preparation for a Ph.D. program. Students typically attend a two-year program, which culminates in examinations in Latin, Greek and a modern foreign language.
Masters of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) students earn an M.A. degree in classical studies with supplementary graduate-level work in education. This degree is intended for students hoping to become middle school and high school teachers of Latin and Greek. M.A.T. programs lead to a teaching certificate valid in multiple states.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) students specialize in the literature, languages, history, or archaeology on an advanced level. Over several years, students complete a reading list of ancient works, demonstrate a comprehensive mastery of Greek and Latin, and defend a doctoral dissertation to a panel of scholars.