M.A. On Campus


University of Toronto

24 months
27520 CAD/year
6210 CAD/year
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The Department of Classics at the University of Toronto provides advanced training leading to the Master of Arts.


About this Degree

Applicants may be admitted to either the two-year MA program or the one-year advanced-standing option, depending on their level of preparation. At the time of application, students are encouraged to indicate their preference for one of the three fields offered: Greek and Roman History and Material Culture, Greek and Roman Literature, and Ancient Philosophy. 

The Classics MA program at the University of Toronto may be taken on a part-time basis.

Programme Structure

  • Completion of one (0.5 FCE) of GRK1000H or LAT1000H (intensive advanced language skills), or equivalent, or a course from the GRK/LAT1800H series, with a grade of at least B–.

  • Completion of three additional graduate courses (1.5 FCEs).

  • Completion of the Ancient History methods course (CLA3020Y), only for students whose area is Greek and Roman History and Material Culture.

  • Completion of CLA2000Y (1.0 FCE) Graduate Research Paper with a grade of at least B. Each student is assigned to a faculty advisor for CLA2000Y and works independently on the preparation of a research paper (about 8,000 words in length). The Graduate Research Paper is assessed by a committee of two faculty members, including the advisor.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


3 alternative credits

3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs)


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Classics' additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Successful completion of an appropriate bachelor's program in classics or a related field, with at least a B+ average in the final year. For applicants who expect to focus on the areas of Greek and Roman Literature or Ancient Philosophy, the equivalent of three years of training in either Greek or Latin and two years of training in the other language is recommended. 

  • Students who are otherwise qualified but who lack the required amount of training in Greek and Latin or in Greek and Roman history and material culture should consult with the department about further preparation.

Tuition Fee

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    27520 CAD/year
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  • National

    6210 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6210 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
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