Classics

The study of Classics provides a renewed understanding of the intellectual heritage afforded us by the Greeks and Romans.

Greek and Latin and the works written in these languages have been understood as the foundations of Western learning for more than 2,000 years. Their profundity, their beauty and their persuasive power emerge alongside the development of the mind and the refinement of one's sensitivity to the subtlety of the great texts. In recent decades there has been a renewed and welcome demand for the re-entry of Greek and Latin in all stages of education, from primary schools to universities. The master's program in Classics is the university's response to this demand at the post-baccalaureate level. 

The program aims to satisfy the needs of a variety of potential students by offering study in one or both languages for those who have done neither in either language or a little or even a substantial amount in one or both. The more knowledge students bring with them, the further they can progress. You may want to earn your degree in order to apply for a Ph.D. in Classics elsewhere. Or, you might use it to teach in primary or secondary schools or to fill some lacunae in your education. Because of the various aspirations of our students, the program is designed to be as flexible as possible. 

Customize your Classics degree plan. 

The program includes an opportunity to take courses outside of the Classics department wherein the reading is done in English, but which are appropriate for students who want to expand their acquaintance with classical texts. In the interest of breadth, at least three such courses may be made part of the degree, with the understanding however, that depth comes most assuredly through reading the texts in Greek and Latin. At least five courses in one or both of the languages must be fulfilled at the graduate level.

Take the next step.

Prepare for a teaching career or doctoral work through the rigorous study of Greek or Latin alongside the analysis of age-old texts. Pursue your well-developed interests in the humanities with the foundation needed to read the texts of antiquity. The program is open to those of all levels, even those just beginning their quest into Classics. It is never too late to start.  

Explore the Degree Requirements.

Contact us.

Reach out to the Braniff Graduate Office online or give us a call at 972-721-5106. We're happy to answer any questions you might have about studying at the University of Dallas.

Ask to consult with an adviser to construct a degree plan to best meet your individual needs and corresponding prior knowledge of Greek and/ or Latin. Those with advanced knowledge will be able to progress into upper-level courses at a more rapid pace.

Apply now.

 

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