Classics

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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Faculty

R. Bruce Hitchner
Department Chair, Professor, and Director, Archaeology Program
Ph.D. , University of Michigan
Greco-Roman History and Archaeology
Marie-Claire Beaulieu
Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director
Ph.D. , University of Texas at Austin
Greek religion, Greek epigraphy, Digital Humanities
Gregory R. Crane
Professor & Winnick Family Chair in Technology and Entrepreneurship
Ph.D. , Harvard University
Greek and Latin language and Digital humanities
J. Matthew Harrington
Lecturer
Ph.D. , University of Michigan
Greco-Roman space and architecture, Post-Augustan Latin Literature, Satire, Comparative Greek and Latin grammar
Steven W. Hirsch
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Stanford University
Greek, Roman and Near eastern history
Anne Mahoney
Lecturer
Ph.D. , Boston University
Classical tradition and reception, Linguistics, Ancient drama, Ancient mathematics, Latin, Greek, and Sanskrit language and literature
Christiana Olfert
Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director
Ph.D. , Columbia University
Ancient philosophy and Early modern philosophy
Joanne H. Phillips
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Harvard University
Greek and Latin Languages and Ancient Greek and Roman medicine
David Proctor
Senior Lecturer
Ph.D. , Tufts University
Late-antique and Medieval Western Europe, Byzantium and Southeastern Europe
Andreola Rossi
Lecturer
Ph.D. , Harvard University
Latin and Greek epic, Roman historiography
Susan E. Setnik
Lecturer, Coordinator of the MA in Classics with Teaching Licensure Program; Liaison to the Department of Education
M.A. , Tufts University
Greek and Latin literature, Pedagogical theory and practice
Riccardo Strobino
Mellon Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
Greek, Latin, and Arabic traditions

Application Deadline
 

Fall: February 15
Fall Round 2 Deadline: May 15
Spring: October 15

Application Requirements
 

> Application fee
> Resume/CV
> Personal statement
> In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the availability of standardized testing, GRE scores are currently waived for students applying to this program. 
> 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 Marie-Claire Beaulieu.

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

Phone: 617-627-3213
Fax: 617-627-2896
E-mail: noah.barrientos@tufts.edu