The Combined BA/MA program allows exceptional students to complete a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Classical Studies in five years. In the last year of undergraduate study students take three graduate courses that count toward both their undergraduate and graduate degree. Please contact Program Director Dr. Valentina DeNardis with questions.


  • Classical Studies major with junior academic status
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Completion of at least 5 courses in Classical Studies

Application Requirements

  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts (uploaded on the Academic History page of the application)
  • Statement of Goals (500-700 words). Please address the items below in your Statement of Goals:
    • Name and email address
    • Whether you plan to attend classes on campus or online (if online, indicate your time zone)
    • Describe your interest in Classical Studies (including what areas interest you most)
    • Background in Classical Studies (include any Latin or Greek experience and, if so, describe the extent of your experience, etc.)
    • Purpose in pursuing a master's degree
    • Any additional information you would like to include

Application Deadlines

  • To begin graduate courses next summer: March 15
  • To begin graduate courses next fall: March 15
  • To begin graduate courses next spring: October 15

Classical Studies Program 
SAC Rm 304
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Fax: 610.519.5307

Director of Classical Studies: 
Dr. Valentina DeNardis