Classical Languages, M.A. | University of Kansas | Lawrence, United States
24 months
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26960 USD/year
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About

The Classical Languages degree program at University of Kansas consists of 30 hours, whether one chooses the thesis or non-thesis option.

Overview

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.

Programme Structure

Greek:

  • 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

Latin:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.25
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26960 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 26960 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    26960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26960 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10092 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10092 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
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