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Program/Degree
Classics (MA) 
Program Description

The Classics Department of the University of Arizona offers graduate study leading to the Master of Arts degree in Classics. Students may emphasize Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, Classical Philology (i.e., the study of Greek and Latin languages and literatures), Latin Pedagogy, or Latin Philology. This degree provides graduate preparation in the languages and/or material culture of antiquity preliminary to entering a doctoral program in classical studies. Alternatively, the M.A. in Classics prepares recipients to teach at the community college level, in K-12 private and charter schools, or in the public school system (K-12) when accompanied by state certification.

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

Religious Studies and Classics -

The Classics Department offers an M.A. degree with a concentration in Classical Archaeology, Classical Philology, Ancient History, Latin Pedagogy, and Latin Philology.

 

 
College
College of Humanities  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Frank Simmons Whitehead
520-626-8123
Graduate Program Coordinator
Frank Simmons Whitehead
520-626-8123
Director of Graduate Studies
David M Christenson
520-621-5326
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Janae E Gregston
520-621-0119
 
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements
  • GPA 3.0
  • GRE combined score of 1000 points or higher in the areas of Verbal and Quantitative (or equivalent on the revised GRE), and 3.0 or higher in Analytical Writing.
  • 2 letters of recommendation must be from professors in the student's major subject
  • Letter of intent
  • Transcripts
  • TOEFL 550 on the paper based (PB)or 79 on the internet based (IBT) or composite score of 7 (iBT) (international students)
 
Standardized Tests
  • GRE combined score of 1000 points or higher in the areas of Verbal and Quantitative (or equivalent on the revised GRE), and 3.0 or higher in Analytical Writing.Required test(s): GRE
  • TOEFL 550 on the paper based (PB)or 79 on the internet based (IBT) or composite score of 7 (iBT)(international students)
 
Financial Aid
  • Graduate Assistantships
  • Graduate College Fellowships
  • Tuition and Registration Scholarships
     
 
Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: February 15

International Applicants:

  • Fall: January 15
 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants may be considered for conditional admission to this program at the department's discretion.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 2901

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

Master of Arts with Emphasis in Ancient History
Degree Requirements
Minimum credit hours: 33

1. Proficiency in French, German, or Italian.
2. 3 units of Methodology.
3. Qualifying Examination in Greek and Roman History.
4. Graduate level proficiency in one classical language, upper-level undergraduate proficiency in the other.
5. Minimum of 6 seminar units.
6. 21 units in Classics/History, Greek, or Latin courses.
7. Comprehensive Examination in Greek History, Roman History, and one section in either Greek or Roman Archaeology OR in Greek or Latin Literature
8. 3 units of thesis credit.

Master of Arts with Emphasis in Classical Archaeology
Degree Requirements

Minimum credit hours: 33

1. Proficiency in French, German, or Italian.
2. 3 units of Methodology.
3. Qualifying Examination in Greek and Roman Archaeology.
4. Graduate level proficiency in one classical language, upper-level undergraduate proficiency in the other.
5. 21 units of Greek, Roman, or Egyptian Archaeology courses (see #7 below).
6. Minimum of 6 seminar units.
7. Up to 9 of the 21 units in #5 above may be substituted with courses in related fields, with approval of Director of Graduate Studies.
8. Comprehensive Examination in Greek Archaeology, Roman Archaeology, and Ancient History.
9. 3 units of thesis credit.

Master of Arts with Emphasis in Classical Philology
Degree Requirements
Minimum credit hours: 33

1. Modem language examination in French, German, or Italian.
2. 3 units of methodology.
3. Qualifying, (translation) Examination in Greek and Latin.
4. 12 units of Greek author courses.
5. 12 units of Latin author courses.
6. 3 units of additional graduate-level work in Classics, Greek or Latin.
7. Comprehensive Examination in Greek Literature, Latin Literature, and Ancient History.
8. 3 units of thesis credit.
 

Master of Arts with Emphasis in Latin Pedagogy
Degree Requirements
Minimum credit hours: 33

1. Proficiency in French, German, or Italian.
2. 3 units of Methodology.
3. Qualifying Examination in Latin (translation).
4. 18 units of Latin author courses including LAT 580.
5. Comprehensive Examination in Latin Literature and Ancient History.
6. 3 units of CLAS 910 (Thesis credit).
7. 24 additional units of graduate credits in the College of Education.
8. 12 units of internship (student teaching).


Master of Arts with Emphasis in Latin Philology
Degree Requirements
Minimum credit hours: 33

1. Modern language examination in French, German, or Italian.
2. 3 units of methodology.
3. Qualifying (translation) Examination in Latin.
4. 24 units of Latin author (graduate level) courses.
5. 3 units of additional graduate-level work in Classics or Greek.
6. Comprehensive Examination in AP Latin Required Readings, Latin Literature, and Ancient History.
7. 3 units of Thesis credit

Transfer of Credit
Graduate credit from other institutions can only be transferred if the student was enrolled in a graduate program at the time the credit was earned. In any case, no more than six units of graduate credit are transferable. Transfer of credit will be accepted only if endorsed in writing by the Classics Department Director of Graduate Studies. No credit is allowed for courses graded lower than B or S (= "Superior") for courses taken pass/fail, or for audited courses.

 
Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
Student Handbook
http://classics.arizona.edu/guidelines_ma_classics  
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Last revised 29 Aug 2016