The Master of Arts program in classics requires a minimum of 31 s.h. in courses numbered 3000 or above. Students may count a maximum of 12 s.h. earned in courses numbered 3000-4999 toward the degree. Courses taken to compete the Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Classics do not count toward the degree. Students must maintain a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 3.00 to earn the degree.

Students must pass a sight examination in the language(s) studied and an examination on literature and history.

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College; see the Manual of Rules and Regulations on the Graduate College website.

Sample Plan of Study

Sample plans represent one way to complete a program of study. Actual course selection and sequence will vary and should be discussed with an academic advisor. For additional sample plans, see MyUI.

Classics, M.A.

Plan of Study Grid (Manual)
Academic Career
Any SemesterHours
31 s.h. must be graduate level coursework; graduate transfer credits allowed upon approval. More information is included in the General Catalog and on department website. a  
Students pursuing the master's degree in Classics who have had no Greek or Latin must include at least elementary Greek or Latin in their programs. Additionally, students must complete either Greek Composition or Advanced Latin Composition. b  
First Year
CLSG:5001 Archaic Greek Literature 3
Departmental Seminar c 3
Departmental Seminar c 3
Sight-reading exam in Greek and Latin  
Greek Composition
or Latin Composition
CLSG:5002 Classical and Hellenistic Literature 3
CLSA:5010 Proseminar in Classics 1
Departmental Seminar c 3
Second Year
CLSL:5001 Republican Literature 3
Departmental Seminar c 3
CLSL:5002 Imperial Literature 3
Departmental Seminar c 3
Final Exam d  
 Total Hours31