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Skidmore College

After Skidmore
Graduate Programs in Classics

Chigi VaseIf 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.