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Admissions Information

Application Deadlines

Degree Requirements


Financial Assistance







Doherty, Lillian E., Full Member

Distinguished Scholar-Teacher

Hallett, Judith P., Full Member


Doherty, Lillian E., Full Member

Hallett, Judith P., Full Member

Staley, Gregory A., Full Member

Assistant Professor

Adler, Eric, Full Member

Barrenechea, Francisco, Full Member

Bravo III, Jorge J., Full Member

Professor Emerita

Stehle, Eva Marie, Full Member

Professor Emeritus

Lee, Hugh M., Full Member

Associate Professor Emeritus

Rutledge, Steven H., Full Member

More CLAS Faculty Information

Classics (CLAS)   

Program Title and Classification


Graduate Degree Program

College: Arts and Humanities


The Department of Classics offers a graduate program of study with specializations in Latin or Latin and Greek, leading to the Master of Arts degree. The program provides students with advanced study of the Latin and/or Greek languages and literatures in the context of a broader and deeper knowledge and understanding of Greek and Roman culture and civilization. In addition to advanced courses in language, each student will be required to take coursework in related disciplines outside of the Classics Department. Some individual programs may require more than 30 hours. Students may choose one of two tracks toward the degree: Latin or Latin and Greek.

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • CV/Resume
  • Writing Sample
  • Second Writing Sample (optional)
  • Supplementary Application
  • Publications/Presentations

In addition to the general requirements for admission established by the Graduate School (see "General Information" section in this catalog), applicants must demonstrate a proficiency in translating the ancient language(s) at the advanced undergraduate level.

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website:

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant FallSpring
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
26 Jul15 Dec
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
1 FebN/A

Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at

Degree Requirements

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

Latin track: 30 credits

Latin and Greek track: 33 credits

Latin track:

LATN 472 or LATN 672: Historical Development of the Latin Language (3 credits)

Two courses may be in CLAS, HIST or an allied field

Two of the remaining courses may be LATN 4xx; the others must be LATN 6xx

Latin and Greek track:

LATN 472 or LATN 672: Historical Development of the Latin Language (3 credits)

GREK 472 or GREK 672: Historical Development of the Latin Language (3 credits)

One course may be in CLAS, HIST or an allied field

One of the remaining courses may be LATN 4xx; two of the remaining courses may be GREK 4xx; the others must be LATN 6xx or GREK 6xx

Assessment requirements

All students must pass a proficiency exam, submit a Scholarly Article Analysis, commentary, and present at the Classics department research conference.



Facilities and Special Resources

The Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area boasts of several outstanding classical libraries. Located in Washington, D.C., are the Center for Hellenic Studies, the Byzantine Library of Dumbarton Oaks, and the Library of Congress. Students may also use the Eisenhower Library on the campus of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Financial Assistance

Teaching assistantships and several categories of fellowships are available for outstanding applicants. Contact the graduate director or the department chair for details.

Contact Statement

For more specific information on the program, please call or write:



Prof. Judith P. Hallett, Director of Graduate Studies

1210 Marie Mount Hall,University of Maryland,

College Park

MD, 20742

Telephone: (301) 405-2024

Fax: 301-314-9084


Associated Information






Latin, ancient Greek, modern Greek, Greek culture, Roman culture, classical humanities, classics in translation, classical mythology, classical reception, pre-professional, interdisciplinary, gender studies, women in antiquity, archaeology, Greek religion, Greek theatre, Roman historiography, Eric Adler, Francisco Barrenechea, Jorge Bravo, Lillian Doherty, Judith Hallett, Gregory Staley, Hugh Lee, Eva Stehle, Steven Rutledge