Ancient Greek & Roman Studies

Brandeis University

12 months
3535 USD/credit
3535 USD/credit
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Brandeis University's unique two-track classical studies master's Ancient Greek & Roman Studies program at Brandeis University offers the opportunity to learn about all aspects of life in Greece and Rome, investigating the ancient classical world both in the domain of one country (such as Greece and Italy) and more regionally (such as the Mediterranean as a whole).


Some highlights of the program include:

  • Fieldwork: The chance to do research in our Classical Artifact Research Collection at Brandeis University, to study on the Bay of Naples in the summer, and to obtain personal excavation experience in Greece or Italy enhances students' experiences in the master's program.
  • A unique two-track M.A. Program in Ancient Greek & Roman Studies (Classical Studies):
    • Track 1: an interdisciplinary degree for practicing professionals that covers many aspects of classical civilization. This track has no language requirement and is well-suited for students interested in elementary and secondary school education. It also provides excellent preparation for advanced graduate training in areas such as Classical Archaeology, Ancient History, or Anthropology.
    • Track 2: For those wishing to pursue a Ph.D. in Classics or Classical Studies at another institution, track 2 offers rigorous preparation in ancient Greek and Latin languages and literatures.
    • The master's degree can be used as a stepping stone to a Ph.D. program in classical studies, ancient history, or a variety of other fields such as archaeology or law. The degree can also serve for job enhancement for a teacher, librarian, or for any number of other careers such as museum curator, archivist, historian, among others.

Programme Structure

  • For the Ancient Greek and Roman Civilizations track, you'll focus more on classical art and archaeology, Greek and Roman history, classical literature in translation and classical mythology, and less on the languages and literatures of ancient Greek and Latin in the original. 
  • For the Greek and Latin Languages and Literatures track, you'll focus on Greek and Latin philology, languages and literatures. 
  • This track is for you if you have already received substantial undergraduate training in ancient Greek and Latin. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An online application

  • An application fee

  • Transcripts from all universities and colleges attended must be uploaded to your application; do not mail official transcripts to our office. For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Two letters of recommendation, submitted electronically

  • A curriculum vitae (CV) or resumé

  • A statement of purpose indicating your reasons for undertaking graduate study. In addition, please describe your qualifications for the academic program and your objectives in undertaking this program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3535 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3535 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    3535 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3535 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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