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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 mail official transcripts to our office. 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.
  • Additional Requirements for International Applicants: Score report from one of the following English language proficiency exams: TOEFL iBT, TOEFL Revised Paper-delivered Test, TOEFL ITP Plus for China Solution, IELTS Academic, PTE Academic, or Duolingo English Test. You can arrange for the delivery of your TOEFL iBT or Revised Paper-delivered Test score report by providing ETS with our institution code, 3261 (no department code is necessary); please note that we do not accept TOEFL Essentials score reports or MyBest™ scores from ETS. Delivery of your TOEFL ITP Plus scores can be arranged via your Vericant account, delivery of your Duolingo scores can be arranged via your Duolingo account, and delivery of your PTE Academic scores can be arranged via your Pearson account. Further information about this requirement can be found on the International Students page.

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.