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Latin, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Athens, GA, United States
The Department of Classics at the University of Georgia offers graduate work in Latin (non-thesis), Greek, or classic languages leading to the Master of Arts degree.

Overview

The graduate program, which requires nine graduate courses, a thesis, and reading knowledge of French, German, or Italian, is designed to give students a broad knowledge of the field of classics and deepen their understanding of the ancient world.

The programme

The program consists of classes that are demanding surveys of prose and poetry that cover the tradition of Greek and Latin literature, emphasizing translation of substantial selections from a wide range of authors and the acquisition of reading strategies.

Degree requirements include 28 hours of graduate-level course work, including the Proseminar (offered every fall and summer semester). Of these 28 hours, 12 must be in either Greek or Latin courses, and the remainder may be in a variety of courses in Greek, Latin, classical civilization, ancient history, archaeology, art, philosophy, linguistics, or other related fields. All students must also demonstrate reading proficiency in German, French, or Italian. All candidates complete a thesis related to their major language and must pass both a written examination on the Reading List in their first year and an oral examination on their thesis.

Graduate students may participate in the UGA Studies Abroad Program in Rome, Italy and earn six semester hours of graduate credit. Other relevant programs may be approved for graduate credit on an ad-hoc basis. Masters work in Latin can be completed on a summers-only basis in our Classics Summer Institute. All degree programs in the department are designed to be completed in two years.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, University of Georgia (UGA) is a very large (enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Programme Structure

The curriculum consists of a variety of courses in Greek, Latin, classical civilization, ancient history, archaeology, art, philosophy, linguistics, or other related fields.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Application for admission
  • Application-processing fee
  • Transcripts
  • Entrance test scores
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Certification of finances forms (international applicants)
  • Any supplemental material required by the department

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24692 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24692 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8704 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 720 - 1170 USD/month
    Living Costs

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