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Degrees Offered: Ph.D., M.A.



L. Bablitz, E. Cooper, F. De Angelis, C. W. Marshall, T. Schneider.

Associate Professors

R. Cousland, G. E. Gardner, M. Griffin, G. A. Keddie, S. McElduff, S. J. Milstein, F. Yoon.

Assistant Professors

M. Daniels, K. Fisher, K. Huemoeller, M. McCarty, P. Yoo.

Program Overview

The Classics graduate program offers courses of instruction leading to both a Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).

The Ph.D. in Classics offers a core program in Latin and Greek language and literature, and also less language-intensive options in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History.

Doctor of Philosophy

Admission Requirements

In addition to fulfilling the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies admission requirements, prerequisites for the Ph.D. include an M.A. in Classics or equivalent. Transfer from the M.A. to the Ph.D. program is permitted under regulations set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

For details on the prerequisites and graduate regulations (including language prerequisites and requirements), see the Program.

Program Requirements

Students are required to take 18 credits of graduate courses beyond the M.A. These courses are to be chosen in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies. Students may, with permission of the Graduate Committee, take a maximum of 6 credits in 500-level courses in other departments. In addition, the program requires reading knowledge of two modern languages appropriate to the field of study and preliminary examinations. The major requirement for the Ph.D. is completion of a research dissertation meeting the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requirements.

For details on requirements, see the Program.

Master of Arts

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites for the M.A. program include a B.A. in Classics or equivalent.

Entry into the program requires a minimum of at least 18 credits at the 300 and 400 level in Ancient Greek and/or Latin, including at least 6 credits in each language.

For details on the language prerequisites, see the Program.

Program Requirements

The M.A. program requires 24 credits of coursework and the writing of an MA thesis worth 6 credits (CNRS 549 or AMNE 599). The 24 credits of coursework must include CNRS or AMNE 500, and 18 must be numbered 500 or above (graduate courses), while the remaining 6 may, at the discretion of the program, be at the 300- or 400-level.

Ancient Language Requirements

At least 12 credits at the 500 level must be in courses in GREK and/or LATN.

Modern Language Requirements

Students are required to demonstrate reading knowledge of an approved modern language (usually French, German or Italian). This requirement must be met before the end of the first year of study. Any courses taken to satisfy this requirement do not count towards the 30 credits required for the program.

Contact Information

Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies
Buchanan C227, 1866 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z1
Tel: 604.827.1635
Sheri Pak, Graduate Program Advisor

Page last updated: May 3, 2022

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