FLL Graduate Classics Program

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of New Mexico offers an MA in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, with a concentration in Classical languages. Our program in Classics aims to train students who not only have a proficiency in the ancient languages, but also have a broader understanding of the ancient world, including contemporary approaches to the Classics. By the time our students graduate, they will have completed an additional three years of Greek and Latin (including survey courses in both languages), studied literary and critical theory, engaged in graduate-level research while writing a master’s thesis, and gained experience as Instructors and Teaching Assistants. Our students have gone on to Ph.D. programs in Classics or related fields at top-ranked programs or have found employment teaching classical languages at secondary schools across the country. All our students are guaranteed 2 years of support, and students in good standing are eligible for continued funding for a 3rd year. Our program support takes the form of Teaching Assistantships teaching first and second year Latin and Greek, and grading for large lecture courses in Classical Civilization. Our most successful applicants have 3 years of Latin and 2 of Greek when they apply.

More information about graduate study at UNM, including a link to the online application, can be found at the website for the Office of Graduate Study (http://grad.unm.edu/) under the “Prospective Students” tab.

Graduate Advisor - Lorenzo F. Garcia Jr.