12 months
8918 USD/year
8918 USD/year
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The Classics MA program offered at San Francisco State University is an interdisciplinary program that combines intensive training in Greek and Latin language and literature and the material culture of the ancient Mediterranean.


The Classics MA program offered at San Francisco State University introduces students to advanced methodologies used in the study of the ancient languages, the interpretation of ancient texts, and the analysis of material culture.

Career paths

The graduate degree is of particular value for students who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in classics or who plan to teach at the high school or community college levels. Students with goals in other academic areas, including museum studies, history, philosophy, theology, modern languages, or comparative literature, can also benefit from a master’s degree in classics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Proseminar in Classical Studies: Texts and Contexts
  • Seminar in Classical Languages and Literature
  • Directed Reading in Classics
  • Seminars in Classical Archaeology—Cultures and Civilizations
  • Editing and Publishing the Classics Journal
  • Theory and Methods of Classical Archaeology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate major in classics (or equivalent learning experience); and
  • Sufficient proficiency in both Latin and Greek to take graduate seminars in those languages.
  • Two to three-page statement of purpose
  • An eight to ten-page writing sample
  • One letter of recommendation (sent directly by the recommender)
  • GRE scores
  • English language proficiency (international students)

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Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 USD /month
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