Latin, M.A. | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
12 months
52190 USD/year
52190 USD/year
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This Latin program from Catholic University of America provides the necessary training for skilled, self-motivated readers and researchers in a wide variety of disciplines; it also polishes the language skills of future teachers to a high level so that they will always feel comfortable and confident in the classroom.


Students who enter this Latin program from Catholic University of America may elect the study of Greek to enrich their work, although this is not required. With full-time study, this degree can be completed in two to three years, depending upon when a student elects to take comprehensive exams.

Prerequisite exams

The comprehensive exams for the M.A. in Latin are preceded by two other foundational requirements: the modern language exam and the sight-translation exam.

Modern language exam in French or German

Competence in French or German is demonstrated by passing a departmental examination. The examination is one hour long and consists of a single passage of academic French or German. A dictionary may be used. To pass the examination, students must be able to translate approximately one full page into standard English with a high level of accuracy. Students who have not previously studied the language at the college level should first take and pass the graduate-level reading courses offered by the Department of Modern Languages (French 500 or German 500).

Sight-translation exam

To qualify to take a translation (reading list) examination in Latin, graduate students must pass a sight examination in that language. Sight examinations are one hour long, and consist of a single passage in prose and a single passage in poetry. They are taken without a dictionary by arrangement with the graduate advisor.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Latin Prose Composition
  • Survey of Latin Literature
  • 8 other approved courses

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
  • Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Submit confirmation of financial support
  • Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
  • Receive your admission packet with visa information
  • Secondary School Report
  • Official/Attested Copy of Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

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