Master of Arts
Applicants are accepted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Students must, however, as a minimum, show a strong upper second class standing in the upper years of their B.A. programs.
Applicants to our Greek and Roman Literature, History
and Archaeology field should have a good knowledge of Greek and Latin, and are
required to take at least 6.0 language credits (Greek and/or Latin) at the
graduate level. Applicants who need to supplement their experience in the
languages may be accepted on a preparatory basis and arrangements made for
supplementary language courses.
in either field are required to take CLAS-800
(0.0 units) and CLAS-802
Pattern I: Thesis
Students take four term-length courses (12.0 units) and submit a thesis (CLAS-899
) of a recommended length of 100 pp. on a topic chosen in consultation with the thesis supervisor. The thesis will be subject to examination under the general regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Pattern II: Major Research Paper
(Master's Essay) or Research Project
Students take six term-length
courses (18.0 units) and submit either a Master's Essay (CLAS-898
) of a recommended length
of 50 pp, or a Research Project (CLAS-898
) with an accompanying essay of no less than
25pp., that explicates the methodology and advances an interpretation of the
results. The Essay or Project will not be subject to an oral defence but will
be read and approved by one member of the department in addition to the essay
supervisor, and must show the capacity for critical and analytical research and
reflect the state of scholarship in the subject.
Pattern II is recommended for students in the Classical Studies and Archaeology field, but is also available to students in the Greek and Roman Literature, History and Archaeology field.