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For more information, contact co-Program Chairs Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow at aoko@brandeis.edu and Andrew Koh at akoh@brandeis.edu. We welcome your questions and inquiries.

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Master's Degree Program in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies

Julius Polybius IX 13, Flying Victory

Pompeii, House of Julius Polybius, IX 13. 1-3, Flying Victory goddess, east wall, room ee, photo by Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow

The Department of Classical Studies offers an exciting Master of Arts (M.A.) program in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), suitable for anyone who wants to learn about the languages, literatures, art, archaeology, religion, philosophy, or history of Greece and Rome. Some highlights of our program include:

  • Master's program with exclusive focus on Master's students-- no competing PhD program or students
  • Unique two-track curriculum (Track 1 focusing on Ancient Civilizations, and Track 2 focusing on Greek and Latin Languages and Literatures)
  • No GRE scores required for admission
  • Excellent placement (in top notch PhD programs and, for those seeking employment, in a variety of positions in (for example) schools, museums, libraries, and cultural heritage organizations)
  • Distinguished faculty that is friendly, accessible, eager to work with Master's students, and involved in cutting-edge research projects in which participation from Master's students is welcome and encouraged
  • Extremely close mentoring by faculty at the top of their fields-- regular consultations, ongoing progress reviews, and helpful advice throughout the duration of the program


Scholarships, Aid, and Funding:

  • Significant scholarship aid available to all Master's students (both merit- and need-based)
  • Teaching Fellowships available to gain teaching experience and knowledge about designing assignments, grading, and preparing lectures

Brandeis and the Boston Area:

  • Program headquarters is located in the beautiful Mandel Center for the Humanities, at the top of the Brandeis campus where study and reading areas are available exclusively for Master's students in the Ancient Greek and Roman Studies program
  • Easy accessibility to Boston and Cambridge, including Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Harvard Museums, Museum of Science, and many other fieldwork/cultural opportunities, including Brandeis' own Classical Artifact Research Collection (CLARC)

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our dynamic community of scholars in Classical Studies.