The MA in Classical Studies trains students in the language skills and critical methods of scholarship required for advanced studies in classics. Students may choose to concentrate in Greek or Latin, but most students achieve and demonstrate competence in both languages. The program is designed primarily to prepare students either for the teaching of Latin or Greek language, literature, and culture at the secondary level or for the pursuit of a PhD.

The department encourages combined or comparative programs of study designed to take advantage of Boston University’s offerings in such other areas as the Romance languages, comparative studies in literature and the arts program, archaeology, and philosophy, as well as the possibilities provided by cross-registration in the Boston Area Graduate School Consortium. Graduates of these programs are expected to have acquired a range and depth of knowledge of antiquity that will provide the basis for innovative scholarship as well as for professional careers in university or college teaching and in other positions that require a background in humanities. We seek students of outstanding ability and imagination, who wish to communicate their enthusiasm to others , primarily as teachers. Typically, successful applicants have a minimum of three years (or the equivalent) of Greek or Latin.

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Leah Kronenberg

Associate Professor of Classical Studies; Director of Graduate Admissions