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Classical Languages, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) Athens, GA, United States
The M.A. in Classical Languages at the University of Georgia is designed for students who want to teach Latin or who want to prepare to enter a doctoral program in classics or a related field. Students can concentrate in Latin, Greek, or both, and students write a final thesis.
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The Department of Classics offers Masters of Art degrees in Latin, Greek, and classical languages, a combination of both Latin and Greek. Our students have won numerous competitive scholarships and other awards and have gone on to excellent jobs in many careers, including teaching at the primary and secondary school levels, and to Ph.D. programs at prestigious universities. 

The Department of Classics has worked hard to create graduate programs that are attractive to students with varying goals and effective in helping them to further their career objectives. 

The M.A. program in Classical Languages at the University of Georgia provides students with a firm grounding in the classical world, with particular emphasis on the linguistic, historical, archaeological and interpretative skills necessary for engaging it. The program draws candidates from all over the United States and generally enrolls 12-15 students during the academic year and an additional 12-15 in our Summer Institute, a program designed for high school Latin teachers who want to earn an M.A. in Latin during the summers.

Programme Structure

  • Graduate work is offered in Greek, Latin, or classical languages leading to a Master of Arts degree. Requirements for the degree include 28 hours of course work, exclusive of thesis, of which 12 hours must be in the major language for the degree in Latin or Greek, or 18 hours in Greek and Latin (for the degree in classical languages), and the remainder in any of a variety of courses in Greek, Latin, classical civilization, ancient history, archaeology, art, philosophy, linguistics, or other related areas, to be chosen in consultation with the department. 
  • All candidates complete a thesis related to their degree program and must pass both a reading list exam based on a list of readings in ancient authors and modern criticism and an oral examination on their thesis. All candidates must also demonstrate a reading knowledge of German, French, or Italian.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    28 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Admission and Application Procedures
  • Readmission Procedures
  • Deferring an Application
  • Application Fee
  • McNair Scholars Program
  • Transcripts and Academic Records
  • Entrance Test Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Non-Degree or Transient Status
  • Application Forms
  • Summary of Materials

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25186 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12593 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    25186 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12593 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8878 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4439 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 720 - 1170 USD/month
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