M.A. in Classics

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The Department of Classics at Notre Dame offers a funded, 2-year M.A. program in Classics, covering the language, literature, history and culture of the Greco-Roman world. The chief purpose of the program is to prepare students for doctoral study in these or other related areas.

Over a dozen regular and concurrent faculty of the Department of Classics represent a wide array of specialties covering Greek and Roman literature, culture, history, linguistics, philosophy and archaeology, from Archaic Greece through Late Antiquity.

Our students will benefit from the rich intellectual environment created by strong graduate programs at Notre Dame, including Early Christian Studies, the Medieval Institute, History, Philosophy (which offers ancient philosophy) and Theology (with strengths in late antiquity and patristics).

Students will choose from several possible areas of emphasis, including language and literature, history, philosophy, and late antiquity.  A thesis or comprehensive written and oral examination will be required to complete the degree.

Full tuition scholarships and stipends are available.  We will admit two to three students per year.

If you have questions or need more information about the M.A. program, email:

Chris Baron
Director of Graduate Studies