MA in Classical Archaeology

The MA in Classical Archaeology should be able to be completed in three or four terms (one of which may be the Spring or Summer term), depending on the student's preparation and course selection.

Entrance Requirements

In addition to general Departmental requirements, applicants should have a BA in Classics or equivalent field. Students with a major in Archaeology, Anthropology, History, or Art History may also be accepted, provided that they have taken the equivalent of at least six courses (18) in CLASS, LATIN or GREEK at the 200-level or above.

Applicants to the MA in Classical Archaeology must have completed the equivalent of at least 6 of GREEK or LATIN

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of 25 including both coursework and a Directed Research Project.

Coursework (19)

At least three 3 graduate-level courses in CLASS, LATIN or GREEK

Three further 3 graduate-level courses

These courses may be in CLASS, LATIN or GREEK but may also be in another discipline (normally Anthropology, History or Art history) and in that event are subject to Department approval.

CLASS 501 (★1)

Directed Research Project (6)

Students must successfully complete two consecutive registrations of 3 in CLASS 900, which requires a research paper of 40-50 pages. When the student has finished the research paper, it is to be submitted to the supervisor and a second reader. The second reader is normally another member of the Department, and is chosen by the supervisor in consultation with the student. Each reader then provides the Graduate Chair with a short (normally half page) assessment of the paper outlining its purpose, scope, and result, and indicating whether it is a pass or fail.

Ethics Requirement

Students fulfill three hours of the FGSR Ethics Training Requirement through HIST 602 if it is taken as part of their doctoral program. Students must complete the FGSR Graduate Ethics Training course and any additional required hours. See the Department website for further details.

Professional Development Requirement

Students fulfill four hours of the FGSR Professional Development Requirement through HIST 602 if it is taken as part of their doctoral program. See the FGSR website for more information. 

Modern Language Requirement

Students must demonstrate competence in a modern language other than English and relevant to their field of study according to the procedures specified in the Departmental Language Requirement.