Department website: https://classics.jhu.edu/
The department offers a master’s degree for current Johns Hopkins undergraduate students. Admission to the BA/MA program is restricted to current Johns Hopkins University undergraduate classics majors and is based on outstanding performance in previous classics courses.
Admission to the BA/MA program is restricted to current Johns Hopkins University undergraduate Classics majors and is based on outstanding performance in previous Classics courses.
The BA/MA program in Classics enables students to graduate with both degrees at the end of five years of study. Students interested in pursuing the BA/MA program are expected to declare their interest during the spring semester of their junior year. Prior to application, students must consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies, their faculty advisor, and the department administrator. A formal graduate application must be submitted no later than November 15 of the fall semester of the senior year in order for admission to the program in the spring of the senior year, thus meeting the requirement for concurrent status. In the senior (fourth) year, students are to devise a program of study that would best prepare them to do advanced work in their final (fifth) year, in particular addressing any weakness in one or the other classical language. All requirements for the BA must be completed by the end of the fourth year.
In the MA (fifth) year, students must complete the following:
|Two graduate seminars in the Classics Department||6|
|Four semesters (12 credits) of Latin and/or Greek, at least six credits of which must be at the advanced level||12|
|A thesis of 20,000 to 25,000 words representing original research. The thesis will be supervised by a member of the Classics Department faculty and graded by the supervisor and a second reader from Classics or an outside department.|
Highly qualified students who expect to complete requirements for the Classics major in their junior year may be eligible to pursue and complete the combined BA/MA degree in their fourth year of study. Please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies for further information on this option.
The BA and MA degrees are conferred concurrently at the end of the MA year. Please note that the department does not award degrees during the summer; students are expected to complete the degree requirements in conformance with the university Graduate Board spring deadlines. Specific departmental and Graduate Board deadlines are communicated to the student in due course.