Classics, M.A. | University of Kansas | Lawrence, United States
12 months
26960 USD/year
26960 USD/year
10092 USD/year
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The Department of Classics at University of Kansas offers advanced course work in the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome.


About this Degree

Students are expected to study the classical languages (Greek and Latin) and literatures as well as the art and archaeological remains of the Greek and Roman worlds.  Students entering with the recommended preparation can complete the M.A. program in four semesters.

The Department at University of Kansas offers three tracks toward the M.A. in Classics: one with an emphasis on Classical Languages, one with an emphasis on Classical Art & Archaeology, and a Combined B.A./M.A. in Classics. All three degree programs include both a thesis and a non-thesis option.

Programme Structure


  • Epic and Lyric Poetry: From Homer to the Hellenistic poets
  • Drama: Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes
  • History and Oratory: Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Attic Orators
  • Philosophy: Pre-Socratics, Plato, Xenophon, Aristotle


  • Epic Poetry: Lucretius, Ovid, Vergil
  • Lyric and Elegy: Catullus, Horace, Tibullus, Propertius, Ovid
  • History, Oratory, Philosophy: Cicero, Livy, Seneca, Tacitus, Augustine, Boethius
  • Drama, Satire, and Novel: Plautus, Terence, Horace, Petronius, Seneca, Juvenal, Apuleius

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

Application Materials

  • A current resume or C.V. (suggested one page in length)
  • Writing Sample (25 page maximum)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three letters of reference
  • Official GRE scores (strongly recommended)
  • Scanned copies of official transcripts with application. Official degree-conferred transcripts directly from the conferring institution will be required upon admission.
  • TOEFL required (if student's native language is not English)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26960 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 26960 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    26960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26960 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10092 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Annual tuition for 18 credits

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
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