Chair: Mary Ann Eaverly
Graduate Coordinators: Eleni Bozia, Velvet Yates
The department offers the following degrees and programs: the Doctor of Philosophy in classical studies; the Master of Arts degree in classical studies or Latin; the Master of Latin degree, and the Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Latin. Requirements for these degrees are given in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog.
Within the Ph.D. program are three tracks:
- Philology (prepares students for careers in colleges and universities)
- Classical civilization (available via distance course work)
- Latin and Roman studies (available via distance course work).
Requirements for the philology track of the doctoral degree include:
- 60 credit hours after the M.A. (or a total of 90 credit hours)
- Five additional seminars after the M.A. in classics at the 500 level or higher
- Three of the following seminars:
- A reading knowledge of two modern languages, one of which must be German
- Reading lists in Greek and Roman authors
- Supervised experience in teaching Latin, Greek, or civilization courses is advised
- Successful completion of a series of qualifying examinations appropriate to the chosen specialization (Greek reading; Latin reading; classical Greek literature in its historical context; classical Latin literature in its historical context; special author/topic)
- An oral preliminary examination, dissertation, and final examination
The M.A. degree in classical studies is recommended for students who plan to continue on to the doctoral level. The M.A. degree in Latin is recommended for students who plan to pursue a career in secondary teaching. Both M.A. programs require 30 credit hours, including 6 credits of GRW 6971 Research for Master's Thesis (1-15 cr.) or LNW 6971 Research for Master's Thesis (1-15 cr.), a thesis, and final examination.
The Master of Latin degree is a non-thesis degree, designed for currently employed and/or certified teaching professionals who wish to widen their knowledge of Latin, broaden their education in the field of classics, and enhance their professional qualifications through a program of summer course work and directed independent study and/or distance learning courses during the regular academic year. The Master of Arts in Teaching, a non-thesis degree, is offered with a program in Latin and is intended for students preparing to teach in community colleges or high schools.