Master of Arts in Classical Studies

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The M.A. in Classical Studies at Villanova University offers two possible tracks:

  • Greek/Latin (campus only)
  • Latin (available on campus or online)
  • 10 courses:  Literature courses (including literature survey) and culture courses
  • Classical Language Translation Exam:  Prose and poetry (choice of passages)
  • Modern Language Exam (optional):  Excerpts of classical scholarship in French, German, or Italian (dictionary allowed;  choice of passages)
  • Research Portfolio: (1) literature survey paper, (2) special topic paper

Note:  The Greek/Latin track requires both Greek and Latin survey courses as well as Greek and Latin survey papers.

All courses are held once a week in the evenings (5:20 p.m. EST or later).  Greek courses are typically offered on campus only.  Classical culture courses may be offered in a fully online format, and Latin classes may be offered in a hybrid format (the professor and on-campus students in a classroom and online students participating via the internet).

The M.A. Program in Classical Studies awards a limited number of tuition scholarships each year to full-time students who plan to begin their study in a fall semester.  To be considered for one of these scholarships, applicants must complete their application by February 1st and notify Dr. Valentina DeNardis, Director of Classical Studies, of their interest in the scholarship. 

Click here for general information about financing your Villanova education.  Specific information on the Presidential Graduate Fellowship for Underrepresented Students can be found here.  Information on a number of graduate assistantships offered by various programs at the University can be found here

Please notify Dr. Valentina DeNardis, Director of Classical Studies, of your interest in applying for one of these other funding opportunities.

Tuition reductions (20-40%) are available for educators (teachers or administrators at primary or secondary schools).  Please click here for details. Tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year is:  40% discount for educators at Catholic schools = $1,350 per course; 20% discount for educators at non-Catholic schools = $1,800 per course.