Graduate Studies

The Department of Classics has recently revised its program for graduate studies in Classics as outlined below. Please note that the new regulations are now effective. Questions should be addressed to the Graduate Officer, Dr. Luke Roman

Qualifications for Admission

Admission requirements are set forth in the Regulations Governing the Degree of Master of Arts, Qualifications for Admission. In addition to these requirements, applicants should have completed at least 30 undergraduate credit hours in Greek and Latin language courses including a minimum of 12 credit hours in each language and at least 6 credit hours from senior level courses.

Program of Study

  1. Students will complete a minimum of 24 credit hours in Classics courses at the 6000 level including Classics 699A and 699B; 6 of these 24 credit hours must be in Greek and/or Latin courses. Further courses beyond the minimum number may be required, depending on the background of the student.
  2. Students are required to demonstrate their competence in a modern European language, normally French, German, or Italian, as early as possible in their program of study, but no later than the end of the first semester of their second year. (See Evaluation, Evaluation of Graduate Students.)


  • 6001 Seminar in Greek History and Society
  • 6002 Seminar in Greek Literature and Culture
  • 6003 Seminar in Roman History and Society
  • 6004 Seminar in Roman Literature and Culture
  • 6200 Latin Literature: Oratory
  • 6210 Latin Literature: Epic, drama, didactic
  • 6220 Latin Literature: Lyric, satire, elegy, epigram
  • 6230 Roman Historians
  • 6250-6260 Special Topics in Latin Readings
  • 6300 Greek Literature: Oratory
  • 6310 Greek Literature: Epic, drama, didactic
  • 6320 Greek Literature: Lyric, iambic, elegy, epigram
  • 6330 Greek Historians
  • 6340 Ancient Philosophical Authors
  • 6350-6360 Special Topics in Greek Readings
  • 699A Master's Research Paper (0 credit hours)
  • 699B Master's Research Paper (6 credit hours)

Classics graduate courses: Winter 2023

For additional course infomation such as slot, room number, and instructor, see our upcoming courses database. 

Seminar in Greek Literature and Culture (CLAS 6002)

Description forthcoming.

Latin Literature: Lyric, satire, elegy, epigram (CLAS 6220)

Course description forthcoming.

Greek Literature: Lyric, aimbic, elegy and epigram (CLAS 6320)

Course description forthcoming.