Thank you for your interest in graduate studies in Classics at the University of Manitoba, where the study of Classical antiquity dates back to the establishment of the university in 1877. Until 1919, all graduates had to pass a test in Latin, and the university's first female faculty member was also in Classics: Maude Bisset. The department provides a program of study leading to the degree of Master of Arts in several areas of Classical Studies. In many instances the M.A. is planned as a preparation for admission to a Ph.D. program in another university; in the past students have had good success in proceeding to doctoral programs in leading North American and British universities.