Greek and Roman Studies

Be inspired by internationally recognized scholars in our intimate and congenial department. Our faculty members are teachers, mentors, and evaluators, here to guide you in your academic pursuits. Students may find opportunities for cross-disciplinary work with related fields, including religious studies and history.

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Graduate programs in Greek and Roman Studies

Master of Arts (MA), thesis-based

Master of Arts (MA), thesis-based

Thesis-based programs require that you pursue independent and original research culminating in a thesis. You will work under the supervision of a faculty member whose expertise matches your research area.

Master of Arts (MA), course-based

Master of Arts (MA), course-based

In a course-based program, all degree requirements are fulfilled by completing courses. These may include courses that involve a project, such as a major research paper or group project.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The aim of this doctoral program is to train research-minded students, already armed with original ideas and initiative, to become inspiring teachers and insightful professional scholars. In our small and vibrant department, you will get the access and attention you need from our faculty of internationally recognized scholars.

What is thesis-based study?

Pursue independent research guided by a supervisor who shares your research interests. If you want to advance your knowledge or expand your expertise in a specific field or research area, our thesis-based programs are for you.

What is course-based study?

Ideal for students seeking to advance their careers, our course-based programs offer research, project and group work components in a wide variety of delivery methods.

What is a supervisor?

A supervisor is a faculty member who oversees your research and the development of your thesis.


Admission requirements

All applicants must meet the minimum entrance requirements set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Graduate programs in Greek and Roman Studies also have the following requirements:

MA Degree Admission Requirements

  • A University of Calgary four year baccalaureate degree or an equivalent degree from a recognized university with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4 point scale on work done in the last ten full course equivalents. *While the minimum GPA requirement is 3.0, successful applicants typically have a GPA of 3.5 or greater
  • At least eleven full-course equivalents of relevant undergraduate coursework, with some concentration in the proposed research area
  • Proficiency in reading Latin and/or Greek
  • Competence in reading French, German or Italian must be acquired either before or during the program

Acceptance to graduate programs at the University of Calgary is competitive. Success in meeting our minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission to the MA program.

PhD Degree Admission Requirements

  • A University of Calgary Masters of Arts degree in Greek and Roman Studies or an equivalent degree from a recognized university with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4 point scale. *While the minimum GPA requirement is 3.0, successful applicants typically have a GPA of 3.5 or greater
  • Proficiency in reading Greek and/or Latin
  • Competency in reading French, German or Italian

Acceptance to graduate programs at the University of Calgary is competitive. Success in meeting our minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission to the PhD program.

Questions?

Graduate Programs Director

(Ask me about graduate program advising)
Dr. Lisa Hughes
403-220-3077

lahughes@ucalgary.ca

Graduate Programs and Communications Administrator

(Ask me about graduate degree requirements)
Rachel Blake
403-220-4831

relsgrad@ucalgary.ca

grstgrad@ucalgary.ca