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What kind of career and education options can you expect with a Master's degree in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies from Brandeis? Our Master's program, housed within the Department of Classical Studies, provides a well rounded classical education with a variety of possible specialties, such as Greek and Latin language and literature, ancient art and archaeology, history, mythology and religion, philosophy, and culture. In addition, fieldwork opportunities in Italy, Greece, and Israel as well as access to our Classical Artifact Research Collection, help enhance the skill sets and general knowledge of our students as they pursue the Master's degree. Our proximity to Boston gives students access to excellent area museums, universities, and libraries to expand their research. Students who complete the program are in a solid position to continue their education in a topnotch PhD program, or use their Master's degree to enter the workforce.
Teachers from K-12 in all subjects who pursue a Master's in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies have gained better standing in their schools and greatly improved their teaching of art, social studies, English, history, Latin, and much more. For more information on Brandeis' placements, please visit our Outcomes for Program Graduates page.
The master's degree can be used as a stepping stone to a PhD program in classical studies, ancient history, comparative literature, ancient philosophy or a variety of other fields, including law or library school. Focusing on languages and literatures, art and archaeology, and culture, the department's coursework provides students with ample preparation for further graduate work. Information on our students' PhD acceptances can be found on our Outcomes for Program Graduates page.
Students are encouraged to work with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Career Services office, located in Kutz Hall. Whether you are looking for career advice, a job or internship, networking opportunities with Brandeis alumni and friends, interviewing tips, or help with your cover letter or resume, the staff is available for individual and confidential appointments. Workshops are also offered throughout the school year that are of interest to job seekers.