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Brandeis University's unique two-track classical studies master's program offers the opportunity to learn about all aspects of life in Greece and Rome, investigating the ancient classical world both in the domain of one country (such as Greece and Italy) and more regionally (such as the Mediterranean as a whole). Read more about our unique two-track MA Program in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies (Classical Studies) on the department's website.

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How to Apply

Application Deadlines

For fall semester (starts in late August): February 15 for priority admission. Later applications may be considered on a rolling basis until May 15.

For spring semester (starts in January): October 15

Application Requirements

All students who have completed a Bachelor's degree are eligible to apply for the MA program in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies (Classical Studies). Applicants need to submit:

  • An online application

  • An application fee

  • Transcripts from all universities and colleges attended must be uploaded to your application; do not send official transcripts to our office. Official transcripts sent prior to an offer of admission will be destroyed. For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Two letters of recommendation, submitted electronically

  • A curriculum vitae (CV) or resumé, which should include your educational history, employment experience, and other relevant information.

  • A statement of purpose in essay form, indicating your reasons for undertaking graduate study. In addition, please describe your qualifications for the master's program and your objectives in undertaking this program. You should discuss your plans for your academic and professional career and how the degree will help you attain your goals. 

  • A writing sample (no more than 15 pages) is optional.
  • International applicants should visit our International Students page to determine if official results from an English language proficiency exam are also required.

For a more comprehensive description of application requirements, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Student Spotlight

Claire Khokhar

Claire Khokhar, a Tennessee native, has always been fascinated by ancient history.