About this Degree
The student may stress either Latin or Greek or a combination of both. Students who take only one of the ancient languages at the graduate level must present the equivalent of at least one year of elementary college-level in the other; this requirement may also be satisfied by passing a departmental examination. For a research skill, the student must demonstrate a reading knowledge of German, French, or Italian before receiving the M.A. (see the graduate catalog for details).
Classical Languages students at University of Kansas may select their 30 hours from graduate courses in Greek, Latin, and Classics, as well as certain courses in philosophy, history, art history, and linguistics that have been approved by the Department. Students with no undergraduate preparation in Greek and/or Roman art and/or archaeology must successfully complete a course in that area of study at some point in their graduate career. Credit earned in this course, if taken at the graduate level at KU, may be applied toward the program. Eighteen of the hours required for the M.A. must be in graduate coursework in Greek and/or Latin.
Students who elect to write an M.A. thesis must complete at least 24 hours of graduate-level courses, in addition to 6 hours of Thesis (LAT 899 or GRK 899). Each student shall select, with the approval of the graduate faculty of the Department, a thesis committee of three members, at least two of whom, including the committee chair, must be members of the Classics Department.
- Epic and Lyric Poetry: From Homer to the Hellenistic poets
- Drama: Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes
- History and Oratory: Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Attic Orators
- Philosophy: Pre-Socratics, Plato, Xenophon, Aristotle
- Epic Poetry: Lucretius, Ovid, Vergil
- Lyric and Elegy: Catullus, Horace, Tibullus, Propertius, Ovid
- History, Oratory, Philosophy: Cicero, Livy, Seneca, Tacitus, Augustine, Boethius
- Drama, Satire, and Novel: Plautus, Terence, Horace, Petronius, Seneca, Juvenal, Apuleius
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesLanguage Studies General Studies & Classics View 999 other Masters in Language Studies in United States
- A current resume or C.V. (suggested one page in length)
- Writing Sample (25 page maximum)
- Statement of Purpose
- Three letters of reference
- Official GRE scores (strongly recommended)
- Scanned copies of official transcripts with application. Official degree-conferred transcripts directly from the conferring institution will be required upon admission.
- TOEFL required (if student's native language is not English)
International26960 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26960 USD per year during 24 months.
National26960 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26960 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State10092 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10092 USD per year during 24 months.
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