If you are interested in continuing your classical education and are committed to pursuing the literature, history, philosophy, archaeology and culture of the Ancient World at a higher level, there are several options available to you! The Society for Classical Studies has compiled a comprehensive list of the diverse institutions that offer Post-Bac, M.A., M.A.T., and Ph.D. programs for you to explore. The Classics faculty looks forward to discussing your options with you!
Post-Baccalaureate programs are for self-motivated students who are looking to improve their language skills before an M.A or Ph.D. classical studies program. A Post-Bac provides students with an extra year of study in Greek and Latin to prepare students for the graduate level. All courses are taught at an accelerated pace.
Master of Arts (M.A.) degrees offer students with a strong foundation in both Greek and Latin the opportunity to further their study of the Classical World in preparation for a Ph.D. program. Students attend a two or three year program, which culminates in examinations in Latin,Greek and a modern foreign language.
Masters of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) students earn an M.A. degree in Classical Studies with supplementary graduate-level work in Education. This degree is intended for students hoping to become middle-school and high-school teachers of Latin and Greek. M.A.T. programs lead to a teaching certificate valid in multiple states.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) students specialize in the literature, history, or archaeology of the Classical World on an extremely advanced level. Over several years, students complete a reading list of ancient works, demonstrate a comprehensive mastery of Greek and Latin and defend a doctoral dissertation to a panel of scholars.