12 months
36880 USD/year
36880 USD/year
18894 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Our innovative approaches to teaching Latin put the department at UMass Boston in the vanguard of Latin teacher training.  We are pleased to offer three tracks within the Masters in Latin and Classical Humanities at University of Massachusetts Boston.


The most popular track is the MA with Licensure in Latin and Classical Humanities at University of Massachusetts Boston, designed for those who seek a content-area masters that includes a Massachusetts teaching license (grades 5-12).  Four education courses and a teaching practicum are required.  Massachusetts licensure requirements are rigorous, and the Commonwealth has reciprocity agreements with virtually every state in the nation.

The Applied Linguistics track is for students seeking increased expertise in Latin as well as theoretical and applied understanding of second language acquisition.  Four courses in applied linguistics are required. No education courses required.

A Greek/Latin track is for students seeking to build up their knowledge of Ancient Greek and Latin languages and literatures.  Course requirements are divided equally between Greek and Latin. Graduates have successfully moved on to PhD programs or are working in other fields.

Post-Graduation Successes

100% of our Licensure Track and Applied Linguistics Track graduates are employed as Latin teachers.  Our Greek/Latin track students have gone on to PhD programs in Classics and English, or to jobs in other fields, including the Boston-area IT world.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Greek and Roman Historians
  • The Life and Works of Julius Caesar
  • Topics in Classical Civilization
  • The Golden Age of Rome
  • Attic Orators
  • Plato

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

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 (a minimum of six semesters of Latin is expected of applicants to all tracks; applicants for the Greek/Latin track should ideally also have six semesters of Greek); 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. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18440 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    36880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18440 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9447 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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