Careers and Placements

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 and Early Mediterranean 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.

Fieldwork opportunities in Italy, Greece and Israel ;as well as access to our Classical Studies 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 top-notch PhD program, or use their master's degree to enter the workforce. ;The Brandeis University Department of Classical and Early Mediterranean Studies has an excellent record for graduate placements in both ;Track 1 (Ancient Greek and Roman Civilization) and Track 2 (Ancient Greek and Latin Languages and Literatures).

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.

Teaching Placements

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. ;We are proud to have bright, energetic teachers among our current students and alumni. Alumni include teachers in a variety of subjects, from elementary, middle, and high schools, all who share a love of classical studies: classical art, archaeology, language, and literature; Greek and Roman mythology, ancient science and technology, ancient philosophy, Athenian theater and Greek epic, Greek and Roman history, ancient literature in translation, and the impact of ancient Greek and Latin language on English and American vocabulary and grammar, to name a few of the areas of interest to teachers. Schools include:

  • Waltham elementary schools
  • Walsh Middle School in Framingham
  • Needham High School
  • Pentucket Regional Middle School
  • Belmont Day School

PhD Program Placements

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. ;Our master's students have received funded acceptances to PhD programs in a variety of disciplines. These departments include:

  • Boston University: Department of Archaeology
  • Brandeis University: Department of Anthropology
  • University of British Columbia: Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies
  • Brown University: Archaeology of the Ancient World
  • Brown University: Department of Classics
  • Bryn Mawr College: Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
  • University of Chicago: Department of History
  • The City University of New York (CUNY): Graduate Center Classics
  • Emory University: Department of History
  • Harvard University: Department of Comparative Literature
  • University of Illinois: Department of Classics
  • Johns Hopkins University: Department of Classics
  • Princeton University: Department of Classics
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of California, Santa Barbara: Department of Classics
  • University of California, Los Angeles: Department of History