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Latin and Classical Humanities, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #571 (QS) , MA,
Our innovative approaches to teaching Latin put the department at UMass Boston in the vanguard of Latin teacher training.  We are pleased to offer several types of degrees that are appropriate for prospective Latin teachers.  


The Masters in Latin and Classical Humanities has the following three tracks:

1) The Applied Linguistics Track for students seeking increased expertise in the Latin language and classical culture and essential theoretical and applied understanding of second language acquisition for personal or professional enrichment or in preparation for doctoral study in related fields.

2) The Licensure Track for students seeking increased expertise in the Latin language, Latin pedagogy and an initial teaching license in the state of Massachusetts.

3) The Greek/Latin Track for students seeking increased expertise in Ancient Greek and Latin languages in preparation for entry into a doctoral program in Classics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • The Life and Works of Julius Caesar
  • Special Topics
  • Topics in Greek Literature
  • Cicero
  • Caesar
  • Roman Comedy
  • Lucretius
  • Virgil
  • Methods of Teaching the Latin Language
  • Latin Letters

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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General Requirements

Admissions requirements will include submission of GRE scores; TOEFL scores where applicable; a minimum 3.0 GPA overall, with a minimum of 3.25 in the major; three letters of recommendation; a personal statement; and an interview whenever possible. Normally, students will be expected to have completed an undergraduate major in classical language; students with deficiencies in their Latin preparation may be admitted provisionally and required to take Latin courses at the undergraduate level before full admission to the program. The application deadline for Fall admission is June 1st, for Spring admission, November 1st.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17135 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    28396 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14198 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    17730 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8865 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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