The Department of Classical Studies is dedicated to the study of Greek and Roman culture and to clarifying and assessing its continuing impact on contemporary life.

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Medford, MA 02155
(617) 627-3395

M.A. in Classics

The master's program in Classics at Tufts is designed for students who wish to go beyond the bachelor's level to attain a broader and deeper knowledge of the classics for one or more of the following purposes: teaching background, further graduate study, or cultural enrichment.

With its strong language component, faculty strength in literature, history, archaeology, and access to computer applications, this program particularly suits those who want either to consolidate and improve their language, research, and teachings skills in preparation for a Ph.D. degree at another institution or to teach classics at the secondary level.

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R. Bruce Hitchner
Department Chair, Professor, and Director, Archaeology Program
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Marie-Claire Beaulieu
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Greek religion, Greek epigraphy, Digital Humanities
Gregory R. Crane
Professor & Winnick Family Chair in Technology and Entrepreneurship
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J. Matthew Harrington
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Steven W. Hirsch
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Stanford University
Greek, Roman and Near eastern history
Anne Mahoney
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Classical tradition and reception, Linguistics, Ancient drama, Ancient mathematics, Latin, Greek, and Sanskrit language and literature
Christiana Olfert
Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director
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Ancient philosophy and Early modern philosophy
Joanne H. Phillips
Associate Professor
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Greek and Latin Languages and Ancient Greek and Roman medicine
David Proctor
Senior Lecturer
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Late-antique and Medieval Western Europe, Byzantium and Southeastern Europe
Andreola Rossi
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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
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Riccardo Strobino
Mellon Assistant Professor
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Greek, Latin, and Arabic traditions

Application Deadline

Fall: February 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