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Graduate Program

Overview

MA in Classics
A program designed to give students depth and breadth as well as research experience in preparation for a PhD or for a teaching career.
Who should apply?
Students with undergraduate degree in Classics or related disciplines
Coursework and requirements
Graduation Plan - MA in Classics
Graduation Plan - MA in Classics with emphasis in Archaeology
Exams
Latin translation; Greek translation; Foreign language (German or French); Comprehensive exam
Timeline
Two or three years

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MA in Classics-Combined degree
Offers the opportunity for current Tufts undergraduates to obtain a Master's degree in combination with their BA in a total of 5 years.
Who should apply?
Tufts undergraduates in Classical Studies and related fields
Coursework and requirements
Combined Degree-BA and MA in Classics and Ancient World Studies
Exams
Latin translation; Greek translation; Foreign language (German or French); Comprehensive exam
Timeline
Two years, one of which is senior year (applications due in junior year)

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MA in Classics-One Year Program
Offers the opportunity to complete a Master's Degree in Classical Studies in one year.
Who should apply?
Students with undergraduate degree in Classics and high level experience in Greek and Latin

Coursework and requirements
Total of 30 credits; LAT 132, GK 132, or GK 131; One LAT and one GK besides LAT 132, GK 132, GK 131; Pre-thesis seminar or CLS/ARCH/HIST at the 100's level; CLS 295 and 296 (thesis courses): in second summer

Exams
Latin translation; Greek translation; Foreign language (German or French)
Timeline
One academic year and two summers

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MA in Classics-with integrated Postbac
A program intended to help student remedy gaps in languages, history, archaeology, and research experience while pursuing a graduate degree in Classical Studies.
Who should apply?
Students wishing to pursue a graduate degree in classics but started classics late in their undergraduate career or did not have the opportunity to master Greek and Latin and other areas of classics
Coursework and requirements
3 classes per semester for three years for a total of 18 classes or equivalent credits; Languages: 1 Latin and 1 Greek class per semester; Writing instruction: Methods seminar in first year + one thesis class in second year, and two thesis classes in third year culminating in capstone project (MA thesis); 3 graduate classes in history, 3 in archaeology, 2 in religion
Exams
Latin translation; Greek translation; Foreign language (German or French); Comprehensive exam
Timeline
Three years

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MA in Classics with Teaching Licensure
A graduate degree in Classical Studies integrating education coursework and teaching experience to prepare teachers at the high school level. The program follows Massachusetts requirements for initial teaching licensure.
Who should apply?
Students with undergraduate degree in Classics or related disciplines wishing to obtain initial teaching licensure for teaching in High Schools (Massachusetts)
Coursework and requirements
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Exams
Latin translation OR Greek translation; Foreign language (German or French); Comprehensive exam
Timeline
Two or three years

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MA in Digital Tools for Premodern studies
A program focused on the study of the creation, transmission, preservation, and transformation of knowledge across time and culture, from Classical Antiquity through premodern times. The program puts a heavy focus on digital techniques in order to facilitate the study of such a broad field.
Who should apply?
Students with undergraduate degree in Classics or related disciplines wishing to apply computational methods in their research and teaching.
Coursework and requirements
Exams
Two languages: Latin or Greek or another approved language; Foreign language (German or French); Comprehensive exam
Timeline
Two or three years

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