• An undergraduate degree in Classics or a Classics-related field.
  • A minimum of three years of college-level Latin. The third year can be waived with a strong performance on the sight Latin translation exam that is part of the application process. For undergraduate online Latin courses, please check with the University of Colorado at Denver. The University of Georgia has an intensive Summer Institute and an online postbacc.
  • Current employment as a teacher. A letter from the applicant’s supervisor verifying employment as a teacher must be submitted to the Classics Department as part of the application materials.

Admission Requirements

  • Our program cannot accept all applicants due to resource limitations.
  • All Master’s applicants are required to take an online exam, consisting of Latin sight translation. Please see Information for Applying Students on the Distance learning homepage for instructions and a sample exam.
  • To receive full consideration, your application and all supporting materials must be received by the application deadline. Please see Information for Applying Students on the Distance learning homepage for the application checklist and application deadline.
  • Deferred enrollment is not allowed.  Admitted students are required to attend the Summer Latin Institute at the University of Florida, held for ten days in July, and participate in an advising sessions at the Institute.
  • Please note that all successful Master’s applicants are accepted into the M.L. (non-thesis) program. Students may apply to transfer to the M.A. (thesis) program after completion of their second Fall semester. Contact Dr. Yates for details.  N.B.: Students who receive the M.L. can still apply to the Ph.D. program; the M.A. is not necessary for consideration.