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Greek and Latin, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #571 (QS) , VT,
In the Greek and Latin program offered by University of Vermont we enroll 3-4 new students each year, and typically are able to offer some assistance to the most qualified applicants in the form of a Graduate Teaching Assistantship and/or through the Department's Prindle-Myrick-Kidder scholarship. 


The Greek and Latin program offered by University of Vermont is strongly philological and geared toward students who want excellent preparation in Greek and Latin language and in the craft of scholarship. 

Learning Goals for M.A. in Greek and Latin:

  • That students acquire advanced knowledge of the morphology, vocabulary, syntax, and idiom of ancient Greek and Latin prose and poetry (sufficient to pursue PhD work if they so desire);
  • That they have detailed, accurate knowledge of, and sensitivity to, the historical and literary context of key works of Greek and Latin literature (e.g., authors, genres, periods, characters/persons, reception/influence);
  • That they be conversant with contemporary scholarship in Classics and the research methods (both literary and historical) used in interpreting ancient literature and culture.

Our program emphasizes mastery of general philological skills in Greek and Latin, in preparation for further training at the doctoral level, teaching in public and private highschools, and a variety of other interesting paths. 

Current faculty research interests include Mycenaean and Homeric Greece; Greek and Latin lyric poetry; Greek drama; Attic orators; ancient literary criticism; Greek and Roman philosophy and intellectual history; Greek and Roman historiography; Latin epic and satire; Greek and Roman technical authors; Roman imperial families; mythology; the Ancient Near East and Egypt; ancient music and performance.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Greek Orators
  • Greek Comedy
  • Greek Historians
  • Greek Tragedy
  • Epic Poets
  • Latin Prose Style
  • Roman Lyric Poets

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    The programme offers rolling admission, but if you want to get funding, you should apply by February 15.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

An undergraduate major or minor or the equivalent; Greek and Latin language skills sufficient to take advanced courses (usually at least two years of each); a reading knowledge of a modern foreign language, usually French, German, or Italian. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1674 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1674 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    664 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 664 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Burlington

  • 1269 - 1890 USD/month
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