12 months
29739 USD/year
31012 USD/year
12065 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Latin at The University of Iowa is awarded by the Graduate College. Instruction is offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The MA is a nonthesis degree.


About Latin at The University of Iowa

The master’s degree program in Latin is intended for students who wish to teach Latin language, literature, and Roman history at the high school level. It also is intended for those who wish to transfer to another institution for Ph.D. work.


  • University of Iowa Libraries' Main Library and the Art Library house extensive collections of classical texts and uninterrupted runs of classical periodicals from 1850 that facilitate research in the major areas of Greek and Roman civilization. 
  • The Department of Classics has a varied collection of slides on classical subjects and a small library of reference works, texts, and issues of classical and archaeological journals. The department's classical museum contains a small collection of coins, vases, and facsimiles in bronze from Mycenae, Pompeii, and Herculaneum.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • History 
  • Latin Studies 
  • Cultural Studies
  • Language Studies
  • Latin

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00, or the foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • English Proficiency Requirements
  • Application for Graduate Awards
  • A statement of purpose
  • A list of Latin works you have read in the original language
  • A writing sample (five to 10 pages)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile.
  • Your official GRE scores from Educational Testing Service
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement.

Tuition Fee

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    29739 USD/year
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  • National

    31012 USD/year
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  • In-State

    12065 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12065 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Iowa City

1187 - 1841 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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