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Master of Arts

The Department of Classics at the University of Maryland, College Park offers a graduate program of study with specializations in Latin or Latin and Greek leading to the degree of Master of Arts. 

We offer advanced course work in Latin and/or Greek language and literature that places ancient literary texts in the broader context of ancient Greek and Roman culture and civilization.

Our graduates pursue a variety of careers: some go on to doctoral programs in Classics, ancient history, art history, or archaeology; some teach Latin in the secondary schools; and some seek careers outside of Classics. (Learn more about our alumni at https://classics.umd.edu/beyond-the-classroom/careers/graduate-alumni-careers.) To accommodate secondary school teachers and students with employment and other obligations during the daytime, all of our advanced Latin and Greek courses are held in the late afternoon and early evening, or in the form of Saturday workshops. Students may enroll on a full-time or part-time basis.

We have five funded teaching assistantships, which provide tuition remission and a living expense stipend. Our TAs take three courses a semester while assisting in discussion sections of an undergraduate course taught in English.

Application Deadlines

FALL

  • For best consideration for teaching assistantships, please submit your application by January 15.
  • You may apply by August 15 if you are a US citizen or permanent resident with foreign credentials, or an international applicant seeking admissions under A, E, G, H, I or L visa.
  • You must apply by February 1 for the following fall if you are an international applicant seeking admission under F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas. 

SPRING

  • Please apply by December 15 if you are a US citizen or a permanent resident with foreign credentials, or an international applicant seeking admissions under A, E, G, H, I or L visa.

Deadlines for current students

For more information on important dates and deadlines regarding adding and dropping courses, cancelling registration and applying for graduation, please visit the Office of the Registrar’s website.  
 

Major Tracks

Latin

Core requirements include: 

  • 3 credits in LATN472    Historical Development of the Latin Language or LATN672    Historical Development of the Latin Language
  • Two courses may be in CLAS, HIST, or an allied field for a total of 6 credits
  • Two of the remaining courses may be in LATN4xx, the others must be LATN6xx for a total of 21 credits 
  • 30 Total Credits
     

Latin and Greek

Core requirements include:

  • 3 credits in LATN472 Historical Development of the Latin Language or LATN672 Historical Development of the Latin Language
  • 3 credits in GREK472 History and Development of the Greek Language or GREK672 History and Development of the Greek Language
  • One course may be in CLAS, HIST, or an allied field for a total of 3 credits
  • One of the remaining courses may be in LATN4xx; two of the remaining courses may be in GREK4xx; the others must be LATN6xx or GREK6xx    for a total of 24 credits 
  • 33 Total Credits
     

Graduate Director

Eric Adler

Associate Professor, Classics

1210 E Marie Mount Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-2019

Francisco Barrenechea

Associate Professor, Classics

1210G Marie Mount Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-8670