The Department of the Classics offers four graduate degree programs. All degree programs require knowledge of Greek and/or Latin. We do not accept majors in Classical Civilizations for graduate programs unless they have taken the requisite amount of Greek and/or Latin. Only one of our masters programs, the M.A. in Classics, leads to the Ph.D. in Classics. If you wish to pursue a Ph.D. in Classics and you do not possess a comparable masters degree, apply for the masters program in Classics. If you already possess a masters degree, you may apply directly to the doctoral program.
The M.A. in Classics with Specialization in Greek (or Latin) is a terminal masters program; it does not lead to the Ph.D. in Classics, but may be linked to further graduate study in other disciplines (e.g. Religious Studies or English). The M.A.T. (M.A. in the Teaching of Latin) is likewise a terminal degree; it is designed for those who wish to train as high-school Latin teachers. Questions regarding all Classics graduate programs may be addressed to the Director of Graduate Studies in Classics, Professor Antony Augoustakis (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Admission to the graduate programs in Classics is handled jointly by the department, Graduate College, and the SLCL Graduate Student Services office. Applications are accepted for fall admission only. The University of Illinois has implemented a web-based application procedure. Go to the Graduate College’s application website and you will see links to information for applicants as well as application instructions and the link to the application itself. Please complete the online application form for the Fall 2013 term. The online application will accept uploads of the following required application materials—please do not send them to the department.
DEADLINE (for full consideration for financial aid): January 1, 2013
M.A. in Classics (Admission Requirements)
M.A. in Classics with Specialization in Greek or Latin (Admission Requirements)
M.A.T. - Master of Arts in the Teaching of Latin (Admission Requirements)
Complete Program of Study (including exam reading lists)
Ph.D. in Classical Philology (Admission Requirements)
Latin Certification Requirements