Graduate Programs of Classics

Master of Arts in Classical Studies (MA)

Welcome to the MA program in classical studies! The program focuses on the field of Late Antiquity (A.D. 200-700), the important transitional period between classical antiquity and the Middle Ages.

The Department has many specialists in this field, with expertise in history, historiography, palaeography and textual criticism, late antique Greek and Latin literature, Roman religion, Judaism, and early Christianity. We also offer the possibility of studying Coptic, Syriac, Arabic and Ethiopic (in addition to Latin and Greek).

The Department is home to the Ottawa Network for the Study of Late Antiquity, and regularly invites scholars from the region and around the world to present their research.

Students also have access to excellent resources in the libraries of the University of Ottawa and Saint Paul University.

Information on admission requirements, program requirements, and financial aid is available on the website of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

If you have questions about the program, do not hesitate to contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Jitse Dijkstra.

Masters of Arts in Classics with specialization in Medieval and Religious Studies

Students’ responsibilities

It is the responsibility of all students registering in the Faculty of Arts

  1. to become familiar with the specific requirements for their degree and with the academic regulations;
  2. to ensure that the courses chosen meet all the programme requirements and the requirements for graduation;
  3. to ensure that they have completed the prerequisite(s) for courses chosen;
  4. to ensure that there are no scheduling conflicts for the courses they have chosen;
  5. to meet all the deadlines indicated in the University Calendar.
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