Dec 01, 2023  
University of Alberta Calendar 2023-2024 
University of Alberta Calendar 2023-2024

Master of Arts in Classical Languages (History, Classics, and Religion)

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of 28 units including both coursework and a Directed Research Project.

Coursework (22 units)

  • At least five 3-unit graduate-level courses in GREEK or LATIN
    • Three courses must be in one of GREEK or LATIN; two courses must be in the other
  • Two additional 3-unit graduate-level courses in CLASS, GREEK, and/or LATIN
    • A graduate-level course from outside Classics may be substituted for one of these, subject to approval of the Department
  • CLASS 501  (1 unit)

Directed Research Project (6 units)

  • Students must successfully complete two consecutive registrations of 3 units in CLASS 900, which requires a research paper of 40-50 pages

Ethics Requirement

Students fulfill three hours of the FGSR Ethics Training Requirement  through CLASS 501. Students must also complete the FGSR Graduate Ethics Training course.

Professional Development Requirement

Students fulfill four hours of the FGSR Professional Development Requirement  through CLASS 501. See the Department website for a guideline of Department resources to fulfill the remaining PD hours.

Modern Language Requirement

Students must demonstrate competence in French, German or Italian according to the procedures specified in the Departmental Language Requirement.

Residence Requirement

The minimum period of residence is two four-month terms of full-time attendance at the University of Alberta.

Length of Program

The time required to complete the MA will vary according to the previous training of the applicant and the nature of the research undertaken; however, a minimum of 12 months is normally required.

The maximum time to complete the course-based MA program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is six years.