24 months
820 USD/credit 12300 USD/year
820 USD/credit 12300 USD/year
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The Classical Studies program at Villanova University offers three possible tracks: Greek/Latin, Latin and Classical Culture.


Course Scheduling

The M.A. in Classical Studies at Villanova University is available fully online.  No attendance on campus is necessary.  The degree requirements for the online M.A. are the same for the campus M.A.  All courses have weekly live class sessions which online students participate in via a web conferencing link.  

Why Villanova?

  • Our curriculum covers a well-balanced foundation in classical languages, literature and culture.  The Classics program represents the ultimate in multidisciplinary study.
  • Our faculty are passionate about the field and dedicated to teaching.
  • Our program offers convenient class hours (in the evenings) and online courses, including a fully online M.A. in Classical Studies (Latin track).
  • Villanova loves teachers!  Generous tuition discounts are available for teachers and other educators.
  • Villanova’s campus is located in suburban Philadelphia and is easily accessible by car or public transportation.

Programme Structure

  • 10 courses:  Literature courses (including 2 literature surveys) and culture courses
  • Classical Language Translation Exam:  Prose and poetry (choice of passages) [for Greek/Latin or Latin tracks]
  • Classical Literature Essay Exam:  Essays on Greek and Latin literature [for Classical Culture track]
  • Modern Language Exam (optional):  Excerpts of classical scholarship in French, German, or Italian (dictionary allowed;  choice of passages)
  • Research Portfolio: (1) two literature survey papers, (2) special topic paper [papers written in conjunction with courses]

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to the M.A. Program in Classical Studies should have completed an undergraduate degree in Classics (or another field, for those pursuing the Classical Culture track) with evidence of academic distinction and aptitude for pursuing graduate work in the Classical Studies Program.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 820 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    12300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 820 USD per credit during 24 months.


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