Master's Degrees


What is Classics?

The Department of Classics offers courses of study leading to the degree of Master of Arts in Classics, with opportunities for specialization in Greek and Latin language and literature, classical and pre-classical archaeology, and Greek and Roman history. The individual classical disciplines are interdependent. Students are, therefore, required to complete a reasonable amount of work in every major field.

The course offerings are extensive. Normally a minimum of eight courses are given each semester. Topics range from Bronze Age Greece to late Roman history, from Homer to later Latin literature. There is also the opportunity to work in other disciplines. Students interested in history or philosophy can take additional courses offered by the History and Philosophy Departments. Students in archaeology are encouraged to take special courses in the Anthropology Department and those in philology may also take courses in Romance or Germanic languages or in the English Department. In addition, students can take courses in Near Eastern studies offered by Hebrew Union College.

Admission Requirements

• TOEFL, for international students

Application Deadlines

Make sure to visit the Classics website or contact the program directly for information about application requirements or to inquire about materials that need to be submitted when applying to this program.


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Quick Facts

Master of Arts Degree in Classics

Full-Time Program Duration

2 Years


Uptown Campus West


410 Blegen
Cinicinnati, OH 45221-0226
Phone: (513) 556-3050
Graduate Director