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    Faculty

    • Faculty of Arts
    • Faculty of Graduate Studies

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    Degree

    • Master of Arts in Classics

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    Expected duration

    • 2 years

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    Program options

    • Thesis route
    • Major research paper route

Program details

The Department of Classics offers programs of study leading to a Master of Arts in Classics.

Master of Arts in Classics

Expected duration: 2 years

Tuition and fees: One year's tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years (refer to Graduate tuition and fees).

Thesis route:

In addition to the minimum course requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section, students must:

  • Complete 12 credit hours of coursework including:
    • 3 credit hours of GRK or LATN courses at the 7000 level
    • 3 credit hours of CLAS Archaeology or Ancient History courses at the 7000 level
    • 6 credit hours at the 7000 level in the area of specialization
    • CLAS 7000 and CLAS 7002
    • Complete and successfully defend a thesis

Major research paper route:

In addition to the minimum course requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section, students must:

  • Complete 24 credit hours of coursework including:
    • At least 18 credit hours of the 24 total hours must be taken at the 7000 level
    • 3 credit hours of GRK or LATN courses at the 7000 level
    • 3 credit hours of CLAS Archaeology or Ancient History courses at the 7000 level
    • 6 credit hours at the 7000 level in the area of specialization
    • 12 additional credit hours at the 3000, 4000 or 7000 level
    • CLAS 7000 and CLAS 7002
    • Complete a major research paper

Sample course offerings

  • GRK 7100: Greek Literature (3 credit hours)
  • GRK 7110: Topics in Greek History (3 credit hours)
  • CLAS 7300: Topics in Greek Art and Archaeology (3 credit hours)
  • CLAS 7302: Topics in Roman Art and Archaeology (3 credit hours)
  • LATN 7200: Latin Literature (3 course hours)
  • LATN 7210: Topics in Roman History (3 credit hours)
  • CLAS 7000: Proseminar in Classical Studies 1 (0 credit hours) 
  • CLAS 7002 Proseminar in Classical Studies 2 (0 credit hours)

For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.

Admission requirements

The following are minimum requirements for entry into the Master of Arts in Classics program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee you acceptance into the program.

In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission and English language proficiency requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

To be considered for admission into the classics master's program, you must have demonstrated proficiency in reading ancient Greek and Latin and a minimum of a four-year bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Greek, Latin or Classics.

How to apply

The Master of Arts in Classics program accepts applications for Fall entry only. Applications must be completed online and include several parts:

  • $100 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts and degree certificates
  • CV/resumé
  • Statement of intent
  • Two letters of recommendation (must be requested from within the application)
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if required

Please read the Faculty of Graduate Studies online application instructions before beginning your application.

Application deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and international applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Contact us

Admission and application inquiries

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 500 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

graduate.admissions@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-9377

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Program inquiries

Department of Classics
364 University College, 220 Dysart Road
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M8

classics@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-9502
Fax: 204-474-7684