M.A. Degrees

The Department of Classics at the University of Florida offers the following Masters Degrees: Master of Arts (M.A.) in Classical Studies, Master of Arts (M.A.) in Latin, Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Latin, and Master of Latin (M.L.) in Latin.

Assistantships

Students awarded a TA position receive a stipend plus a full tuition waiver. Students are expected to become Florida residents after one year.

Degree Plans

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Classical Studies is recommended for students who plan to continue their studies at the doctoral level

The Master of Arts in Latin is a thesis degree designed specifically for students who are aiming toward a career in secondary teaching, but who still desire the writing experience and credential that a thesis provides.

The Master of Arts in the Teaching of Latin (MAT) is recommended for students who wish to pursue a career in teaching and who want to include educational courses in their program. This is a non-thesis degree.
Please note we are not currently accepting applications for the MAT degree.

The Master of Latin degree is designed primarily for currently employed, and/or certified teaching professionals who wish to widen their knowledge of Latin, broaden their education in the field of Classics, and enhance their professional qualifications. This is a non-thesis degree.

Degree Requirements

1. Master of Arts (M.A.) in Classical Studies (thesis)

  • Coursework 30 credits, including at least 9 hours at the seminar level [5000/6000]
  • Proseminar [3 credits]
  • Thesis Research [6 credits]
  • Reading Lists in Latin and Greek
  • Two Comprehensive Reading Examinations: one in Latin and one in Greek
  • Reading Proficiency¬† either in French or German (At least B grade in the approved German course, or passing the Departmental exam)
  • Thesis and Oral Defense

2. Master of Arts in Latin (thesis)

  • Coursework 30 credits, including at least 9 hours at the seminar level [5000/6000]
  • Proseminar [3 credits]; Latin Prose Composition [3 credits]; Supervised Teaching [3 hours]
  • Thesis Research [6 credits]
  • Reading List in Latin
  • Comprehensive Reading Examination in Latin
  • Thesis and Oral Defense

3. Masters of Arts in Teaching

  • Coursework (36 credits: including at least 9 hours at the seminar level [6000], Proseminar [3 credits]; Latin Prose Composition [3 credits], and up to 15 credits in departmentally approved educational courses; Supervised Teaching optional but highly recommended [3 hours])
  • Reading List in Latin
  • Comprehensive Reading Exam in Latin
  • Comprehensive Written and Oral Exam on Latin Literature and Culture

4. Master of Latin (non-thesis)

  • Coursework 30 credits, including at least 9 hours at the seminar level [5000/6000]
  • Proseminar [3 credits]; Latin Prose Composition [3 credits]; Supervised Teaching [3 hours]
  • Comprehensive Reading Exam in Latin
  • Comprehensive Written and Oral Exam on Latin Literature and Culture

Foreign Language Requirements

Students pursuing an M.A. in Classical Studies or an M.A. in Latin, especially if planning to continue their studies at the doctoral level, should take at least one year in a modern foreign language, typically French or German. If they already possess a reading ability in French or German, they are encouraged to study the other language. Students who choose the non-thesis option, in particular those who wish to teach in secondary schools, may also find it useful to have an additional foreign language in their educational background.

Distance Learning Program

Please visit the Distance Learning Homepage for further details on our Distance Learning Programs, especially aimed at elementary, secondary, or community college teachers. Contact the Distance Learning Director Dr. Velvet Yates (vyates@ufl.edu)