Classics Graduate Distance Learning Program
We welcome both Master’s and PhD applicants for Summer 2018!
Distance Learning Director: Dr. Velvet Yates
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Please notify Dr. Yates via email of your intent to apply to the program. Include your degree-granting institution (B.A. or M.A.), so she can verify that its accreditation is recognized by the University of Florida before you go through the application process.
Information for Prospective Students
Information for Applying Students
Applicants to the MA and ML programs are required to register for an online Latin entrance exam by emailing Dr. Velvet Yates, Distance Learning Director, no later than Friday, February 2, 2018. Master’s applicants will need to provide the name and email address of a proctor to administer and supervise their exam, on either Monday, Feb. 5 or Tuesday., Feb. 6 (whichever is more convenient for the applicant). The exam will consist of sight translations of one prose and one poetry passage from standard authors, plus parsing questions based on the translation passages, lasting two hours. A sample exam is available here: ML_entrance_exam_2016.
Applicants to the PhD program are required to complete an on-campus visit before the application deadline. Please allow at least a half-day for this visit, which will include a 90-minute exam consisting of sight translations of one prose and one poetry passage from standard authors, plus parsing questions based on the translation passages. A sample exam is available here: PhD_entrance_exam_Spring_2016. The applicant will also have short interviews with the Director and available faculty. The campus visit should take place in January or February.
Deferred enrollment is not allowed. Upon admission into the distance learning program, entering students are required to attend the entire Summer Latin Institute, held at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Tentative dates for the 2018 SLI are July 9-19.
To ensure full consideration, applications and all supporting materials should be received no later than Wednesday, February 28, 2018 (see application checklist below). Please request that your institution send official transcripts directly to UF well in advance of this deadline.
Information for Current Students