In our graduate programs in Classics, you'll gain depth and breadth in your knowledge of languages, history, and archaeology, as well as research experience as your prepare for a PhD or a teaching career.

We offer both an MA in Classics and an MA in Classics with Teaching Licensure, which integrates Education coursework and teaching experience in addition to the Classics requirements. Students typically complete the MA in Classics in one to two years and the MA in Classics with Teaching Licensure in two to three years. 

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MA in Classics

In the master's program in Classics you'll go beyond the bachelor's level to attain a broader and deeper knowledge of the classics along with language, research, and teachings skills for teaching background, further graduate study, or cultural enrichment. Our faculty have particular strenths in literature, history, archaeology as well as experience using innovative digital tools in their scholarship. The program places a large emphasis on languages as well, providing you with a strong foundation. 

MA in Classics with Teaching Licensure

Develop skills and knowledge leading to the MA in Classics and simultaneously hone your pedagogical skills and knowledge consistent with the objectives of initial Teacher Licensure in Latin and Classical Humanities. Upon completion of this degree, you'll be prepared to pursue a career in secondary school teaching with licensure and/or move on to a PhD program. The program follows Massachusetts requirements for initial teaching licensure. 

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Application Deadline

Fall: February 15
Spring: October 15

Application Requirements

> Application fee
> Resume/CV
> Personal statement
> GRE scores are not required
> Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test scores, if applicable
> Transcripts
> Three letters of recommendation
> Writing sample 

For questions about this program, including scholarships and assistantships, please contact the graduate program director, Associate Professor Riccardo Strobino.

Department of Classical Studies
321 Eaton Hall, 5 the Green
Medford, MA 02155

Phone: 617-627-3213
Fax: 617-627-2896