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Latin - M.A.

Latin - M.A.

The Master of Arts degree in Latin provides advanced coursework in Latin literature and the history and culture of the Roman civilization.

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Program Description

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The Master of Arts degree in Latin provides advanced coursework in Latin literature and the history and culture of the Roman civilization.

The Latin major comprises the following concentrations:

  • The Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy concentration is designed for students already certified to teach Latin and classics in elementary and secondary schools and who wish to increase their language proficiency and effectiveness as teachers.
  • The Literature concentration is designed for those who anticipate continuing their studies beyond the master's degree level, who plan to teach Latin and classics at the college or post-secondary level, and who wish to pursue scholarly research in classical studies.
Admissions

For more information about graduate admissions, visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admissions, visit the international admission website.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale 
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • Research paper or essay in English (5-10 pages), which should be accompanied by a signed declaration that the sample is original work and that the applicant received no help in its preparation
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
    • Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
    • Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
    • Minimum 77 MELAB score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 58 PTE score
    • Minimum 110 Duolingo English Test score

For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester
    • Priority deadline: January 1
      Applications submitted by this deadline will receive the strongest consideration for admission.
  • Spring Semester
    • Rolling admissions
Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy concentration will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate skills in the analysis of Latin literature.
  2. Read Latin proficiently and demonstrate general knowledge of the literature, history and culture of Roman civilization.
  3. Demonstrate theoretical knowledge of second language acquisition and linguistics.
  4. Demonstrate theoretical knowledge and applied skills in the teaching and assessment of outcomes for second language learners.

Graduates of the Literature concentration will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate skills in Latin composition, Latin comprehension, the analysis of Latin literature and understanding of the Roman cultural context within which Latin literature was produced.
  2. Read Latin proficiently and demonstrate general knowledge of the literature, history and culture of Roman civilization.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to distinguish between ancient and modern cultural values, recognize historical biases and use primary source materials to better understand the culture of ancient Rome.
Coursework

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements
CLAS 51006ROMAN HISTORY 3
CLAS 51402ROMAN ARCHAEOLOGY AND ART 3
LAT 61001RESEARCH AND WRITING 3
LAT 66211ADVANCED PROSE COMPOSITION 3
Major Electives, choose from the following:6
CLAS 61404
ANCIENT CHRISTIANITIES
CLAS 66398
RESEARCH
LAT 61214
LATIN EPIGRAPHY
LAT 66391
SEMINAR IN CLASSICAL LITERATURE
Other approved 60000-level courses, including MCLS courses
Concentrations
Choose from the following:18
Minimum Total Credit Hours:36

Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy Concentration

Concentration Requirements
MCLS 60622TEACHING LITERATURE AND CULTURE 3
MCLS 60661THEORIES IN SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION 3
MCLS 60663SECOND LANGUAGE CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT 3
MCLS 60698SECOND LANGUAGE RESEARCH METHODS 3
Second Language Pedagogy Electives6
Minimum Total Credit Hours:18

Literature Concentration

Concentration Requirements
LAT 66199THESIS I 6
or LAT 66398 RESEARCH
Latin Language and Literature Electives 112
Minimum Total Credit Hours:18
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Any Latin (LAT) course

Graduation Requirements

  • Students in the Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy concentration must successfully complete a final project, a portfolio or a comprehensive examination. In addition, students must complete an exit oral interview and an exit essay examination.
  • Students in the Literature concentration must successfully complete a thesis or final project. Students are encouraged to enroll (with departmental permission) in study-abroad programs (maximum 6 credit hours) and in specialized workshops in advanced language or pedagogy (maximum 4 credit hours).
Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • Fully online (Literature concentration only)
    • Mostly online
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus (Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy concentration only - hybrid online/on-ground)

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries

Curators

12.6%

much faster than the average

14,500

number of jobs

$56,990

potential earnings

Clergy

4.0%

about as fast as the average

243,900

number of jobs

$51,940

potential earnings

Curators

12.6%

much faster than the average

14,500

number of jobs

$56,990

potential earnings

Foreign language and literature teachers, postsecondary

5.7%

faster than the average

30,600

number of jobs

$69,920

potential earnings

Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education

3.8%

about as fast as the average

1,050,800

number of jobs

$62,870

potential earnings

Additional Careers
  • Attorney
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Judicial
  • Politician
  • Translators

Notice:

* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.

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