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Graduate Programs in Classical Studies


For more than half a century, Villanova's Classical Studies Program has helped students deepen their knowledge and appreciation of the Greco-Roman world in all of its richness, diversity and enduring relevance. The program has long been known for providing thorough training in both pedagogical and research methods. Passionate teacher-scholars conduct small seminars in a broad array of subjects - including not only classical languages and literatures but also ancient history, philosophy, political thought, and art and archaeology.

We are pleased to offer an in-person Master of Arts degree as well as a fully online option.

Graduates of our program interested in secondary school teaching have obtained teaching jobs at a number of private and public schools. Recent students interested in pursuing further graduate study in Classics have been accepted to programs at Fordham University, New York University, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, the University of Wisconsin, Boston University, the University of Florida, Florida State University, Rutgers University, and Indiana University.

The Benefits of Studying the Classics

Apart from the intrinsic value of studying the classical world, the benefits of pursuing this field are many. To read about these benefits and learn more about the paths the study of the Classics can lead to, please click here.


Questions?  Email:

Dr. Valentina DeNardis
Director of Classical Studies

Laura Klee

Senior Administrative Assistant