New Classics Graduate Program Tailored for Future Doctoral Students, Teachers
The University of Dallas Classics Department is now offering two new graduate degrees
in Latin and ancient Greek studies: a Master of Arts in Classics and a Master of Classics.
Both degrees are tailored toward students who seek to enter a doctoral program in
classics or those who teach the classical languages at either the primary or secondary
The Classics Department provides a rigorous, foundational education in the Latin and
Greek languages, said David Sweet, associate professor and chair of classics, who
will direct the new graduate program in classics. Our masters programs are ideal preparation
for teaching or further graduate study.
Both 30 credit-hour programs require advanced reading knowledge of Latin or Greek
and passing a comprehensive examination. The Master of Arts in Classics requires 24
credit-hours of coursework and completion of a six credit-hour masters thesis. The
Master of Classics requires 30 credit-hours of coursework. Graduate classics students
may also take courses pertaining to their discipline outside the department, such
as history and literature. A knowledge of Latin or Greek is not a prerequisite for
With nearly 17,000 students enrolled in primary or secondary Latin courses, Texas
has more Latin students than any other state in the U.S. Nonetheless, few resources
exist for graduate education and professional development for the states Latin teachers.
The University of Dallas Classics Departments new program will become only the third
of its kind within the state, according to the Society for Classical Learning. Students
in the university's Classics Department have the added benefit of studying at a university
which, as a whole, views the study of classical texts as an indispensable foundation
to a liberal education.
For admission criteria and more information about the program, visit udallas.edu/gradclassics.