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The Master of Arts (MA) is a first-level graduate degree bestowed on those who undertake studies in the humanities or social sciences to increase knowledge in a specific subject. It follows the undergraduate-level bachelor’s degree and precedes doctoral studies. What is an MA in Classical Studies? This degree focuses on research and studies of Ancient Greek and Roman literature, culture and… Read more

The Master of Arts (MA) is a first-level graduate degree bestowed on those who undertake studies in the humanities or social sciences to increase knowledge in a specific subject. It follows the undergraduate-level bachelor’s degree and precedes doctoral studies.

What is an MA in Classical Studies? This degree focuses on research and studies of Ancient Greek and Roman literature, culture and language. It may involve ancient Near East studies as well. Coursework can include research methods, Greek and Roman antiquity, Judaism, Christianity and Egypt. Depending on the focus of study, there may be additional courses offered in Latin, Ancient Greek, philosophy, archaeology and history.

Students who pursue an MA in Classical Studies acquire research skills needed for scholarly publications and presentations. They also develop critical thinking skills, which serve them well in and out of academia. Because this type of program places heavy emphasis on written and oral expression, communication skills are also improved.

The expense of this type of program can fluctuate between institutions, with location and program length factoring into the total. Interested students should contact program advisors for more information. Programs may last between one and three years.

Graduates of an MA in Classical Studies program may pursue doctorate-level studies after earning the degree. They often become researchers, scholars, lecturers and professors at the university level. They may also take teaching positions in secondary schools or community colleges, become journalists or editors for publications or find positions as museum archivists or curators. Archaeological firms often hire consultants and classicists who are trained in this field.

MA in Classical Studies programs can be found worldwide on university campuses. Many of them are available online, which allows for greater flexibility of schedule and location. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MA in Classics & Ancient Civilizations offers a broad approach to Antiquity, with the integration of classical languages and ancient cultural history. Our faculty have ... +

The MA in Classics & Ancient Civilizations offers a broad approach to Antiquity, with the integration of classical languages and ancient cultural history. Our faculty have strong expertise in a wide range of subjects, they provide excellent teaching: in fact, two of the staff members were elected Lecturer of the Year. We are a master with an internationally orientated research climate, and a relatively small and friendly community, that is part of a vibrant university city with many international students. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 months
English
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The one-year Classics and Ancient Civilizations Master's program allows you to explore the theoretical frameworks and methodologies currently used in Classics or Ancient Studi ... +

The one-year Classics and Ancient Civilizations Master's program allows you to explore the theoretical frameworks and methodologies currently used in Classics or Ancient Studies. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands +9 More

The Master’s programme in Classics and Ancient Civilisations provides comprehensive training covering the entire range of present-day research on the ancient civilisations of ... +

The Master’s programme in Classics and Ancient Civilisations provides comprehensive training covering the entire range of present-day research on the ancient civilisations of Greece and Rome, Egypt and the Near East. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 

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Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Medford, USA

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 ... +

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, further graduate study, digital technology, or cultural enrichment. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Unitelma Sapienza
Rome, Italy +10 More

The inter-university Master's Degree in Classical Archaeology is jointly awarded by Sapienza University of Rome and UnitelmaSapienza and represents a great innovation among It ... +

The inter-university Master's Degree in Classical Archaeology is jointly awarded by Sapienza University of Rome and UnitelmaSapienza and represents a great innovation among Italian university courses. The renowned studies in Archaeology of Sapienza University of Rome are combined with UnitelmaSapienza University's online tools, providing Italian and international users with an exclusive and prestigious training project. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Online
 
University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Humanities
Gothenburg, Sweden

The study of the history of philosophy is a historical as well as a philosophical discipline. It is philosophical because it seeks the origins of contemporary philosophical de ... +

The study of the history of philosophy is a historical as well as a philosophical discipline. It is philosophical because it seeks the origins of contemporary philosophical debates. It is historical because it seeks to understand these origins on their own terms and in their own context. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
St. John's College
Annapolis, USA

In the Master of Arts in Eastern Classics (MAEC) program, students probe the great works central to the philosophical, literary, and religious traditions of China, India, and ... +

In the Master of Arts in Eastern Classics (MAEC) program, students probe the great works central to the philosophical, literary, and religious traditions of China, India, and Japan. -
MA
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Dharma Realm Buddhist University
Ukiah, USA

The Master of Arts program in Buddhist Classics provides an understanding and appreciation of Buddhism through close reading and careful analysis of its primary sources: sūtra ... +

The Master of Arts program in Buddhist Classics provides an understanding and appreciation of Buddhism through close reading and careful analysis of its primary sources: sūtras/suttas, Abhidharma and śāstras, and śīla texts. It is designed to expose students to the Buddhist philosophical tradition's key ideas and issues as conveyed through its rich and diverse collected works. -
MA
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MA in Classics & Ancient Civilizations: Classical Studies offers a broad approach to Antiquity through the integration of classical languages and ancient cultural hist ... +

The MA in Classics & Ancient Civilizations: Classical Studies offers a broad approach to Antiquity through the integration of classical languages and ancient cultural history. We have strong expertise in Hellenistic literature, Greek linguistics, Greek religion, Latin poetry of the early Empire, and Literature in its spatial and socio-cultural context. We also provide excellent teaching: two of the staff members were already elected Lecturers of the Year. You are going to study in a relatively small and friendly community, with an internationally research-oriented climate, at a vibrant university city with many international students. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 months
English
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands +9 More

The Research MA in Classics and Ancient Civilisations at Leiden University covers the entire range of present-day research on the civilisations of Greece and Rome and the Anci ... +

The Research MA in Classics and Ancient Civilisations at Leiden University covers the entire range of present-day research on the civilisations of Greece and Rome and the Ancient Near East. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Medford, USA

The master's program in Classics with teaching licensure allows students to pursue intensive study of the classical world beyond the bachelor's level and simultaneously to acq ... +

The master's program in Classics with teaching licensure allows students to pursue intensive study of the classical world beyond the bachelor's level and simultaneously to acquire the credentials for a professional teaching career in public education. -
MA
Full-time
2 - 3 years
English
Campus