(The following information refers only to our on-campus programs. Please visit the Distance Learning Homepage for further details on our Distance Learning programs, especially aimed at elementary, secondary, or community college teachers.)
Ph.D. in Classical Studies
The Ph.D. program in classical studies is a traditional course of study in Greek and Latin language and literature that prepares students for careers in research and teaching at colleges and universities. Students awarded a TA position receive a stipend plus a full tuition waiver. The University also offers competitive fellowships. The department routinely provides research fellowships for its Ph.D. candidates. Department awards are also available for study abroad opportunities. Students are expected to become Florida residents after one year.
M.A. in Classical Studies
The Department of Classics at the University of Florida offers an M.A. degree in Classical Studies. Students are expected to become Florida residents after one year.
The Master of Arts in Classical Studies is recommended for students who plan to continue their studies at the doctoral level
Admissions Requirements to the Classical Studies Programs:
Admission into the university and the program for Classics is ultimately determined and granted according to the rules established by the Graduate School of the University of Florida (see the Graduate Catalog).
All students seeking admission to the department must submit satisfactory scores on the GRE General Test (with at least 320 [old scoring scale] or 140 [new scoring scale] on the verbal portion.
Ph.D. program (Level II) requirements include:
- M.A. in Classics or the equivalent.
- A GPA of at least 3.25 in previous graduate work, and an undergraduate average of at least 3.0.
- Demonstrated reading knowledge of German, French, Italian or Modern Greek (competency in the second language to be demonstrated before the completion of the second year at Level II).
- Deficiencies that can be corrected within one year will not necessarily prevent admission, if the applicant’s record gives evidence of the capacity to undertake and complete guided independent reading and research at the doctoral level.
Master’s program (Level I) requirements include:
- Extensive study of Greek and Latin, with at least three years of coursework in one language and at least two years in the other language.
- At least six hours in one or more of the following: ancient history, ancient art, archaeology, philosophy, literary criticism, linguistics.
- A GPA of at least a 3.0.
- Deficiencies that can be corrected within one year will not necessarily prevent admission, if the record shows promise on other grounds.
Degrees Offered with a Major in Classical Studies
- Doctor of Philosophy
- Master of Arts
Requirements for these degrees are given in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog.
Classics Departmental Courses
|CLA 6125||Augustan Age||3|
|CLA 6795||Greek and Roman Archeology||3|
|CLA 6805||The Classical Research Tradition||3|
|CLA 6895||Athenian Law and Society||3|
|CLA 6905||Individual Work||2-4|
|CLA 6930||Greece and the Near East||3|
Greek studies Courses
|GRE 6425||Greek Prose Composition||3|
|GRK 6905||Individual Work in Modern Greek||3-5|
|GRW 6105||The Greek Tradition||3|
|GRW 6216||Greek Novel||3|
|GRW 6316||Greek Tragedy||3|
|GRW 6317||Ancient Greek Comedy||3|
|GRW 6345||Greek Lyric Poetry||3|
|GRW 6386||Greek Historians||3|
|GRW 6705||Attic Orators||3|
|GRW 6905||Individual Work||2-4|
|GRW 6930||Special Topics in Greek Literature||3|
|GRW 6931||Comparative Study of Greek and Latin Literature||3|
|GRW 6971||Research for Master's Thesis||1-15|
|GRW 7979||Advanced Research||1-15|
|GRW 7980||Research for Doctoral Dissertation||1-15|
|LAT 6425||Latin Prose Composition||3|
|LNW 5325||Roman Elegiac Poetry||3|
|LNW 5655||Roman Poets: Horace||3|
|LNW 5665||Roman Poets: Vergil||3|
|LNW 5675||Roman Poets: Ovid||3|
|LNW 6105||The Roman Tradition||3|
|LNW 6225||The Ancient Roman Novel||3|
|LNW 6315||Plautus and Terence||3|
|LNW 6335||Roman Oratory and Rhetoric||3|
|LNW 6365||Studies in Roman Satire||3|
|LNW 6385||Roman Historians||3|
|LNW 6495||Late Latin Literature||3|
|LNW 6905||Individual Work||1-4|
|LNW 6933||Special Topics in Latin Literature||3|
|LNW 6935||Proseminar in Classics||3|
|LNW 6940||Supervised Teaching||1-5|
|LNW 6971||Research for Master's Thesis||1-15|
|LNW 7979||Advanced Research||1-12|
|LNW 7980||Research for Doctoral Dissertation||1-15|
SLO 1 Knowledge
1. Students identify, define, and relate knowledge of the research methods and theories that pertain to the field of Classical Studies and can bring that knowledge to the classroom in pedagogically-sound ways
SLO 2 Knowledge
2. Students identify and define expert knowledge of Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and cultures.
SLO 3 Skills
3. Students develop the skills to complete conference papers, research abstracts and chapters, and peer-reviewed publications.
SLO 4 Skills
4. Students will practice their interviewing skills to achieve successful job preparation.
SLO 5 Professional Behavior
5. Students show the capacity to work ethically and professionally with students and colleagues of all backgrounds.
SLO 6 Professional Behavior
6. Students illustrate willingness to take on service commitments or leadership positions through, for example, participation in departmental, college, or university committees, service to professional or community organizations.