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Classics, M.A.

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University rank #51 (ARWU) , MD,
The Department of Classics at the University of Maryland, College Park offers a graduate program of study with specializations in Latin or Latin and Greek leading to the degree of Master of Arts. 


The goal of our program is to provide advanced course work in Latin and/or Greek language and literature and to place ancient literary texts in the broader context of ancient Greek and Roman culture and civilization.  To accommodate secondary school teachers and students with employment and other obligations during the daytime, all of our advanced Latin and Greek courses are held in the late afternoon and early evening, or in the form of Saturday workshops.  Students may enroll on a full-time or part-time basis.

Graduate students in the department serve as teaching assistants in lower-level literature and classical civilization courses and actively participate in its conferences and workshops for secondary school and university faculty on diverse topics—which in recent years have included gendered responses to Latin literature and its reception, classical influences in the work of Thornton Wilder, and classics in the historically black colleges and universities.  Our graduate students also present individual and collaborative papers at regional classics conferences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Classics Capstone Seminar
  • The Classical Tradition
  • Approaches to Greek Mythology
  • Independent Study in Classical Civilization
  • Senior Thesis in Classics
  • Independent Study in Classical Languages and Literatures
  • The Classical Tradition
  • Special Topics in Classical Civilization
  • Independent Study in Classical Civilization
  • Master's Thesis Research

Detailed Programme Facts

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

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Academic Requirements

  • Graduate application
  • Transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Program/Department supporting documents (as applicable)
  • Non-refundable application fee ($75) for each program to which an applicant applies

          Tuition Fee

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            1474 USD/credit
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            683 USD/credit
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          Living costs for College Park

          • 1676 - 2840 USD/month
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